🇺🇸 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 “🇺🇸 Life in the Epicenter”

🇺🇸 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 “🇺🇸 Cracking Down in California”

🇺🇸 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 “🇺🇸 California Shelter in Place Update”

🇺🇸 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 “🇺🇸 The View from Silicon Valley”