Before Stefanie Enokian jumped onto Google Classroom to reconnect with 178 students from her six classes at Luther Burbank Middle School, there was a week of uncertainty and waiting.
One by one, Los Angeles County school districts announced shutdowns as the coronavirus was beginning to be described as a pandemic. Burbank Unified extended spring break for students from March 16 to March 30, not knowing what classrooms would look like by April.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in businesses changing their operations or shuttering, events being postponed or canceled and has forced people to stay indoors to weather the threat.
While it might be some time until the public can go outside in large groups, officials with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. are hoping to give people some entertainment at the start of the new year.
The volunteer-run organization recently completed a line drawing of its float, tentatively titled, “An Unlikely Tale,” in which a child dressed in armor is reading a book alongside a dragon. A final rendering is expected to be completed sometime next month.
The theme of the 2021 Rose Parade is “Dream. Believe. Achieve” and is aimed at celebrating education.
Linda Cozakos, president of the Burbank association, said she and other members have had to adapt to the times and have contacted one another via video conferences or phone calls to continue the planning process. Continue reading “Burbank to continue working on 2021 Rose Parade float”
It is not out of the ordinary for Laurie Bleick, executive director of the Family Service Agency of Burbank, or FSA, to regularly meet with her staff in what she calls “leadership meetings.”
What is out of the ordinary is for the team to all be wearing face masks, seated 6 feet apart from one another, and discussing how to change their service model on the fly. Continue reading “On the Town: Family Service Agency quickly changing its service model during coronavirus pandemic”
Burbank now has more than 100 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
The city reached the triple-digit mark over the weekend and, as of Monday afternoon, had 103 positive cases, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Burbank’s numbers have grown steadily since the novel coronavirus was first reported in the city on March 19. Continue reading “Coronavirus cases in Burbank reach the triple-digit mark”