Will You Go Online?


Grace Taylor, Treasurer of TMS Times

                                                                   Will You Go Online?

                                                                                                                  By Grace Taylor

It seems like COVID-19 has been in our lives forever, but it’s only been around since December 2019 and it’s completely changed the world we know.  It’s almost been two years of COVID-19 restricting our lives and putting the world into a global pandemic.  Two years of lockdowns, wearing masks, and social distancing from our loved ones.  


Then, on December 14th, 2020, the first Coronavirus vaccine was given to a nurse in New York.  From then on, the vaccines have been administered to millions of residents around the world, with 62.8% of the California population being vaccinated.  Eventually, the vaccine’s age restrictions were brought down and now children ages 5 and up can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.


California Governor Gavin Newsom then now made another huge decision involving the COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus and get life back to normal.  He mandated the Coronavirus vaccine for in-person learning, making California the first state to do so.  This news has changed, since then there have been a lot of questions and even some court cases.  Right now we don’t know what will happen. We will have to wait and see if this will come to be.


If this does happen, children/teens will have to get the COVID Vaccine if they want to come back to school in person.  If families and their children aren’t comfortable with getting vaccinated, there is another option: virtual learning.  Just like before, their children can participate in an online learning environment.  To find more information about the virtual learning options you can go to the TMS Homepage and find links to the Home INstead INnovation Academy for grades K-8.