Even in these unusual times, one Broadview Heights neighborhood is sticking with its routine.
With all K-12 schools in Ohio having been closed for at least three weeks -- and likely longer -- dating back to last Monday, students from Royalview Elementary have been gathering outside their houses at 9 a.m. each morning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The idea to do it was created by the Kressler family, who have four children. It made the rounds on social media after being shared by Jennifer Mahnic, a teacher at Milkovich Middle School in Maple Heights.
Two weeks ago, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an order for Ohio K-12 students to stay home from school for at least three weeks due to concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He later admitted that his order could last the entirety of the school year.
At 11:59 p.m. on Monday night, a stay-at-home order for the state of Ohio went into effect. It is currently slated to last until April 6.