Graduation and Summer Fun
May was a surreal month.
Instead of attending graduation parties, and gorging on cake and junk food, many of us attended parades of cars with high school graduates and their families driving down main street like my high school did this year. Here in Indianapolis, the month of May is usually heralded with IndyCar racing. Instead of hosting the Indy 500 this May, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway allowed local Speedway High School seniors and their families to drive around the track and walk across the Yard of Bricks to retrieve their diplomas. Other high schools and colleges have hosted graduation ceremonies virtually.
Memorial Day weekend saw many local pools, YMCAs, businesses and restaurants only partially opened, or not opened at all. Almost all overnight summer camps have been cancelled. Vacation Bible Schools around us are being held virtually from home. June usually starts prime vacation times for many families. Some of my friends and their families are starting to travel to warmer climates and are enjoying some ocean and beach times. My family has changed our vacation plans for the summer and are planning activities close to home. While life for us is starting to get back to some semblance of normality, it is definitely slower than it was before COVID-19.
After the tsunami of telehealth and telemedicine policy changes in March and April, the month of May was definitely calmer. For the UMTRC, the volume of our technical assistance calls have calmed down to a dull roar. Over the coming months, we will continue to offer multiple webinars and virtual office hour sessions in an effort to answer the more common questions we receive. We hope that you enjoy our upcoming June events!