Robertson’s Reportings: 10/16 – 10/22

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to Robertson’s Reportings! This year, there will not be any of the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials on TV since Apple TV+ gained exclusive rights to the series. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas have aired every year on ABC for the past 20 years, after gaining rights from CBS. Luckily for those who do not have Apple TV+ and are interested in watching the Charlie Brown specials, there will be a small period of time that Apple allows non-subscribers to watch for free. For the Halloween special, this period is from October 30 to November 1. For Thanksgiving, non-subscribers can watch from November 25-27, and for Christmas, the period is from December 11-13. 

The Center for Disease Control has redefined what “close contact” to an infected person means. These two words have been commonly used in the past few months in many businesses, including doctors’ offices, as an attempt to check for the possibility of the virus. Previously, the CDC called “close contact” 15 minutes straight within six feet of an infected person. Now, the CDC determined that 15 minutes could be spread out in a few brief exposures within a 24 hour period. They changed the meaning after an officer became sick after a few brief encounters with six infected people in the same day.

Page Teacher Cadets are hosting a “Kits for Kids” opportunity for service. On Thursday, a drive through took place for students and others to drop off their kits from five to seven, but there is still time to donate. There has been a bin outside of the office since Monday, October 19, and it will remain there through Friday. If you are interested in donating a kit, the teacher cadets are asking for a gallon bag with the following: one small hand sanitizer, one toothbrush and/or toothpaste, sidewalk chalk or crayons/colored pencils, a coloring book, one non perishable snack and piece of candy, and an encouraging note. They are asking for gender neutral items and no peanuts or glass in the bags. These kits will support local children. Make sure to take a picture donating your bag and send it to Ms. Seaver at [email protected] so that, with your permission, she can post it on the United Way social media post and also for you to get credit for your service. No matter how many bags you donate, you will receive three hours of service.

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