Coronavirus: Expanding Our Shopping Options
We continue to adjust to a new normal as California slowly returns to more contact with our families, neighbors, and local businesses. Some of the changes impacting family members include:
- Stores are becoming more mobile. We are learning how to interact with retailers in new ways through curbside services, more online purchases, and home deliveries.
- As this mobility increases, drug stores will expand curbside services.
- Online purchases will become more cost effective as staffing is secured for added customer services that support bundling deliveries.
- Schools will adjust their fall programs through staggered class schedules to maintain social distancing protocols.
- Sporting events will be modified to ensure safety for players and possibly limited spectators.
- Communities will struggle on how to teach and train small groups to use face masks when in public.
- Child care services will need to be adjusted to smaller groups.
- And the overall emotional and social health of a society must continue to be monitored to ensure the healthy development of all.
These next few weeks will continue to impact all of us as we give back to our neighbors in need through networking, community services, ongoing financial support, and by being a good friend. This ensures that we will return to some level of normalcy in our daily lives.
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Joyce Iwasaki has over thirty years of educational experience working with diverse students in grades from preschool through high school. Joyce’s extensive background includes teaching elementary school, serving on early childhood advisory boards, and advocating for educational initiatives as a legislative aide. During her tenure as a legislative aide, she helped create legislation that allowed incarcerated mothers to keep their newborn babies with them while in prison. Additional legislation was enacted to allow incarcerated pregnant mothers to remain unshackled during labor and delivery. Ms. Iwasaki established and served as the president of an educational scholarship foundation for fifteen years. Her foundation awarded college scholarships to emerging student leaders who provided service to their schools and communities. Joyce is active in performing arts and cultural organizations. She also provides ongoing support to her daughter and family by raising her grandson in her home.