March 18, 2020 | 4:00 AM
The coronavirus’ impact on ERs, schools and prisons
Emergency room doctors and healthcare providers have found themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
There has also been an impact on the
acute care system and how hospitals are dealing with the crisis. A major part of their response involves first responders.
Joining us on Wednesday’s
is Smart Talk Dr. Arvind Venkat, MD, a Pittsburgh-area Emergency Physician and President of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Venkat is an ER doctor who will talk about what people need to be doing, and not doing, in response to COVID-19.
Also, millions of families around the country are now managing their children’s education outside of their brick and mortar schools and inside their own homes.
Homeschooling isn’t for everyone, but that is exactly what many families need to do while schools are closed.
to offer her perspective on making it work for new homeschooling families is Smart Talk Devany LeDrew, a blogger and teacher who wants to share her families play-based educational activities.
And finally, the
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has taken unprecedented steps to curb the coronavirus outbreak in Pennsylvania prisons.
Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel is on to outline the steps they are taking to sanitize the facilities and support inmates. Smart Talk
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel appeared on Smart Talk January 22, 2020.
PCERP and Stillplayingschool.com
Dr. Arvind Venkat, MD, and Devany LeDrew appear on Smart Talk on March 18, 2020.