Each year I read to children in several schools in River Heights as part of I love to read month. This year I read to children at Harrow School, at Kids Inc Day care and at JB Mitchell School. It is always a highlight of my day to connect with children and to help foster reading. Each year I try to read books which have a special relevance. This year, for example, I read from books by Kathy Knowles who lives in River Heights, and by Samuel Parmar a teacher who teaches in Norway House. Mr. Parmar's books are illustrated by the children in his class and serve as an example of how children in school can contribute to books.
Manitoba implemented physical distancing measures in mid-March. South Dakota has still not made physical distancing mandatory. The result is a dramatic difference in the incidence of covid-19 viral infections between the two jurisdictions. This graph shows the number of people with Covid-19 infections from March 27 to April 14. Manitoba ( red line ) started leveling off about April 4 and has seen only a small increase in Covid-19 infections since then. South Dakota ( blue line ) has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since April 4. Those who are skeptical of the impact of physical distancing in Manitoba should look at this graph! Data are from the Johns Hopkins daily tabulations