๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ A View from the Heartland

Hastings, Nebraska, USA: Where I live, in Hastings, Nebraska, the current guidelines from our health department are that everyone needs to practice social distancing in any public place. My church just opened up this past weekend for our first in-person service, but many other businesses are still closed. However, my city and state seem toContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ A View from the Heartland”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The View from Florida

Tampa, Florida, USA: Ever since the beginning of March, covid has changed my plans. The first thing that got canceled was a trip to Seattle in Spring Break. All of the college tours I was supposed to do during spring break and after got canceled. Soon, stores closed. My summer cruise to Europe got canceled.Continue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The View from Florida”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lessons from the Coronavirus in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: It was early march when the Punahou teachers told us that we might be finishing the year with online courses. I knew that at some point in my life, I would possibly take one class online. Never had I thought, however, that Iโ€™d be spending half a semester going to class fiveContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lessons from the Coronavirus in Hawaii”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Beginning to Reopen in Texas

Fort Worth, Texas: The hardest part about Covid-19 has been keeping up with my online classes, assignments and tests are taken online with due dates but there isnโ€™t anyone reminding you about those assignments unless you check into your school email or reminders. Here in Texas it isnโ€™t really that strict as it is inContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Beginning to Reopen in Texas”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pennsylvania Perspective

Pennsylvania, USA: At first, I was excited to have 2 weeks off of school. Eventually, as the quarantine was extended and the infection rate went up, that wore off. The hardest part for me has been being separated from parts of my family. I also enjoyed going to public places and food shopping. Currently, allContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pennsylvania Perspective”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Life in the Epicenter

New York City, New York, USA: I live in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. From one day to the next, everything changed. In a city where streets are lively during a blizzard, stores closed, schools shut down, buses and trains now run intermittently, and the streets became barren. The city thatContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Life in the Epicenter”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cracking Down in California

Since the beginning of the sheltering in place, I’ve been going out every day (being careful to stay far away from others). At the beginning, I took walks or went on runs, but lately I’ve been playing basketball with my sister. But Stanford has also been cracking down; they actually closed the popular walking pathContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cracking Down in California”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ California Shelter in Place Update

Santa Clara County, California, USA: Yesterday, my county extended the shelter in place order from ending April 7th to ending May 3rd (my school is set to restart on the 4th). So much for my birthday (mid-April). But, honestly, we’re most likely going to be here for much longer after that. My school’s admin isContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ California Shelter in Place Update”

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The View from Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County, California, USA: My area had some of the first coronavirus cases in the US. On Thursday, March 12, about 10 minutes before school ended, we got the announcement that school was cancelled indefinitely. My school wasn’t the first – in fact, it was almost the last in the area. The rest ofContinue reading “๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The View from Silicon Valley”