Covid-19: REALM Response

More Than Ever, It’s Time to Work Together

REALM online staff meeting during the Covid-19 outbreak.
REALM online staff meeting during the Covid-19 outbreak.

While COVID19 continues to disrupt life here in Los Angeles, the REALM is committed to keeping our kids, families, and community safe. Now more than ever, helping with your child’s education during this extraordinarily challenging time is our number one priority.

We offer:

Gratefully Accepting Donations

If you are able, we ask that you donate to the REALM during these uncertain times. Our teachers are working tirelessly to bring joy, fun and learning to the community while they, themselves are struggling to adjust to the “new normal.”

Your donations go directly towards continuing to cover payroll for our teachers as we push forward through these challenging times. Any donation is greatly appreciated and WILL make a difference!

  • Donate through ACTIVE: when you sign up for a Spring Break Online session
  • Donate by check: made out to The REALM Creative Academy” and sent to The REALM, 400 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Click the button below to go to our Givebutter donations page.

Visualize the Virus

CSUN has put together a site where we can visually track confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County.

Check it out!

Covid-19 Cases Map in LA County

(Example image data from 03.27.2020)


Flatten the Curve

Flattening the curve is a phrase you’ve been hearing a lot for a while now. But what exactly does it mean? It’s pretty simple, really.

If we do nothing, more people will get Covid-19 sooner, making the curve a steep mountain on a graph. [See graph above.] That’s when health care facilities will get overwhelmed with overworked staff and not enough equipment and supplies.

If we follow recommendations like social distancing, the curve becomes flatter on that graph, closer to a molehill.

It may not mean fewer people get sick in the long run. But there will be fewer people getting sick at one time. So, there won’t be such a strain put on equipment, supplies and staff members

So, how do we flatten the curve?

By all the measures that have been taken so far… Isolate people who are sick… Try to find out who those sick people may have had contact with… Quarantine people who may have been exposed to the virus… Close schools and businesses… Avoid crowds and live with social distance.

Source. Read even more about flattening the curve on!