Parents are struggling to cope as coronavirus worries shut down schools, leaving kids scared and confused
On the first day of Judah Zmood’s quarantine at his home in Riverdale, New York, last week, the seventh grader kept himself busy. He prepared for his bar-mitzvah, studied for a math test, and talked to friends on the phone.
But as he and his family learned more about the coronavirus cases affecting their community, Judah couldn’t shake a nagging feeling.
“It’s scary not knowing exactly if you have it or not,” Judah told Business Insider on Tuesday. “It’s the fear of the unknown.”
Judah was required to self-quarantine after having attended a bar-and bat-mitzvah celebration in February that a man with the novel coronavirus had also attended. Three of the man’s family members also tested positive, including a daughter in the same grade as Judah’s older sister, Ella, at SAR High School, a private Jewish school in Riverdale. By Wednesday evening, Ella has been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days, too.
While under quarantine, they are expected to keep away from other household members and in many cases, children may not even be allowed to go out to the backyard.
Both Judah and Ella have been facing extended school closures as well. SAR’s elementary and high school classes have been …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]