Yep, that's right. Our school has closed for the H1N1 Virus. We had three cases show up on Friday in our British School so that division was closed. But by Tuesday, more cases popped up so the Korean government has closed us down.
Just a few cases doesn't seem like much, but with a close expat community, a virus could spread fast. Besides, South Korea may not be an island, but with North Korea blocking us off from Asia, it basically is.
Last night we got the email from our head of school. It was a long list of things we could do or couldn't. One of the weird things is no one is allowed on our school campus unless they have to be (all our teachers live on school property). We had until 11 AM this morning to go into our classrooms and get what we needed. I was in my office still at 11 printing stuff out and gathering my folders that I'd need while the announcement kept coming on "You need to leave now!"
I have no idea why we aren't allowed in our classrooms, or in my case, my office. But we'll go along with it.
Still, we have off from school until next Wednesday (as of right now). Currently, all the teachers are having on-line school. With the technology of today, it really is doable. And I'm planning on hitting my novel HARD this week. My deadline to be finished with edits is Sept. 1st. Can I do it?
Regardless, it's all very exciting to live in a community that is quarantined. Maybe I'll have to write a book about that!
But on a more serious note, please keep all the people around the world who are sick in your prayers and hope this virus can get contained.