Ever since the quarantine started on March 15th, all of us have been staying home for a little more than a month now. Every day I hear ambulances, FDNY and police sirens, the "wee-woo" approaching my block with a Doppler effect. Most of the time, I'm able to see ambulance trucks right outside of my house, tending to my neighbors. In order to avoid a build up of fear, from thinking too much about the virus, I started learning how to cook and bake. I've even started to pick up my guitar and learn some tunes from Yousician! This quarantine has turned many couch potatoes like myself, into future MasterChef contestants, musicians, artists, housekeepers, computer science geniuses and more. Staying at home has made me feel thankful for all of the essential workers across the US, especially in NYC. I know that NYC has had the hardest hit from COVID-19, while states like Pennsylvania are at a slightly less impact, as said from my friends back in PA. However, I know for a fact that we will all be able to fight against this virus and eventually return to our normal lives post-quarantine. Continue social distancing and wear masks!
Emily Ly (Class of 2020)