Coronavirus Update: University of Iowa Moves Classes Online and City High Changes Lunchroom Rules


Jesse Hausknecht-Brown

The University of Iowa announced that they will move to online classes starting March 23 through at least April 3 due to concerns about Coronavirus.

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature's Editor

The University of Iowa announced that they will move to online classes, starting March 23 and through at least April 3, due to concerns about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. This will follow their spring break, which starts on March 16. 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that Coronavirus was a “public health emergency of international concern” and on March 11, 2020, WHO declared that Coronavirus was a pandemic. However, students at City High do not feel as concerned.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older people and people of any age with other health conditions are at a higher risk to develop a serious case of Coronavirus. For others, symptoms can be more mild, based on the information that has been gathered so far.

The City High cafeteria has changed the way that the lunch line works so that students do not touch the same keypad when entering their lunch number. Students in the lunch line have to verbally say their lunch number and show it.

The CDC recommends putting distance between yourself and others, hand washing, using hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol and not touching one’s face. The district is considering its options as to what to do about the virus and will come to a conclusion by March 19.