COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our everyday lives. Many of us have been made to stay indoors risking our mental health, while others have been made to continue going to work and risk exposure. Two of the people closest to me are taking on each of these roles. Taylor Campbell, one of my oldest friends, was furloughed at her massage clinic – shortly after completing her licensing to become a certified esthetician. Another great friend of mine, Oralia Saenz, is a supervisor at Best Buy in the same store I work. Saenz has been steadily working her forty hours a week, adapting to the changes our stores have been going through, and still seeing customers on a regular basis. My goal in creating this timeline was to compare two personal timelines and contrast the designations of essential and non-essential worker.
COVID-19 has opened conversations about personal hygiene and immune health. Though, an unexpected discussion it has started is the importance of mental health – especially in the middle of a pandemic. As cities, states, and countries continue to manage and try to stop the spread of COVID-19 by enforcing strict quarantine and social distancing rules, […]
By Anne Cox I’m a graduating senior in the class of 2020 at Texas State University. In the very early stages of coronavirus, before there were even a lot of confirmed cases in the US, I remember thinking that there was no possible way that it would get to this level. It felt far away, […]
By Belle Rushing HOUSTON— From feeding animals, mucking stalls and trimming hooves, Codie Snelson continues to work despite this time of social distancing. Snelson says that although she is considered nonessential, her work as a barn manager is. As a barn manager for a couple of elderly clients who can’t take care of their four […]