FUSD, Kaweah Delta to host coronavirus town hall for kids

The Sun-Gazette

Farmersville Unified superintendent, Kaweah Delta’s chief nursing officer will lead town hall discussion

VISALIA – While adults may feel overwhelmed by all the information about COVID-19, many children are feeling the same way. Some children may not understand why they have not been able to be with family, why they had to attend school remotely, or why they need to wear a mask now that they are back in school.

To help answer those questions, Kaweah Delta is partnering with Farmersville Unified School District on a virtual Kids Town Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 19, focused on COVID-19. The event’s guest speakers will include FUSD superintendent Dr. Paul Sevillano and Keri Noeske, Kaweah Delta’s chief nursing officer.

Students from throughout Tulare County can submit their questions to [email protected] The event will be live-streamed on Kaweah Delta’s social media channels, as well as through an online webinar, and is free. The event is intended for kids, but parents are encouraged to listen in so they can be prepared to discuss these questions/answers with their children.

“We are getting back to school and opening up sports, but there are still restrictions that might be confusing to the students. This is a great opportunity for them to ask questions about those changes,” said Deborah Volosin, director of Kaweah Delta’s Community Engagement Department. “We want them to have a better understanding and a little more control during this challenging time to be a kid.”

Students can register for the Town Hall at kaweahdelta.org/students2 or view the event through Kaweah Delta’s social media pages at facebook.com/kaweahdelta and @kaweahdelta on Instagram.

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