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Quarantine Blog: New York has gone to sleep

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 by for Quarantine Blog.

A line of customers outside COSTCO

The city that never sleeps has gone to sleep with no end in sight. The coronavirus has caused the bustling city to come to an end as everyday activities have been canceled. In 2018, the New York Post published that American families typically spend about 37 minutes together each day. Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, thousands of people are working from home and students have online school. Families are now able to spend quality time together for the first time in a long time.

There are now specified times for at-risk elderly to go to supermarkets, stores are limiting the number of certain goods, such as toilet paper and cleaning products that people could buy. Before undergoing quarantine, many people are going to big-name supermarkets such as Costco and BJs. At Costco, they are only allowing a few people at a time causing a massive line outside that wraps around the whole store. BJs shelves are being cleaned out as soon as the employees restock the shelves. It is practically impossible to find toilet paper or canned goods at any store anymore.

Gabriella Shalumov (Class of 2020)

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