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Coronavirus Preparedness & Response | COVID-19 Questions Answered | Teaching Art In Quarantine

Courtesy of Hannah Hurst
Lawrence art teacher Hannah Hurst, right, uses wigs and costumes in creating a series of YouTube videos for her students.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:07: "Part of that opening up safely is having a robust public health infrastructure," said one doctor and epidemiologist.

A former public health response and preparedness director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluated the U.S. response to the coronavirus, and highlighted the need for public health expertise in more than just emergency situations.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:17: As cities and states lift pandemic restrictions, get advice for venturing out safely.

Companies are beginning to open once again for business and we can now go out for more than food, medicine and exercise. Two doctors offered advice on how to do that safely in a COVID-19 world.

Segment 3, beginning at 53:22: This Lawrence, Kansas, teacher is creating a video series starring herself as famous works of art.
Hannah Hurst was looking for a way to continue her students' art education while under stay-at-home orders. Her solution has inspired her pupils to join in.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.