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Corona Sunshine: Florida moms start Facebook group to share art made by kids at home during pandemic

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 07:26:36-04

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — A group of moms in Palm Harbor is hoping to spread a little sunshine during the coronavirus pandemic by sharing children's art across the internet.

The group name? Corona Sunshine.

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"Since visitors are being restricted from nursing homes and other senior residences we thought it would be a great idea for our home-from-school kiddos to create some artwork to brighten their days, and really, the days of anyone who is practicing social distancing right now," the group description says. "Corona means sun, so let’s take a negative and turn it back into a positive. Happy, pretty pictures to spread sunshine!"

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that Florida students won't return to public schools until at least April 15.

In addition, DeSantis announced all required testing remaining for the 2019-2020 school year is canceled.

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"All remaining testing for school readiness, voluntary pre-K and K through 12 will be canceled for the school year," DeSantis said during Tuesday's press conference.

"Requirement for graduation and promotion and final course grades will be evaluated as those assessments did not exist," he added.

The Facebook group was created on Sunday and, as of Friday morning, has more than 3,200 members. One member of the group even bought crayons and paper then dropped them off outside of people's homes.

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Head over to the group here and share your own little bit of sunshine!