My initial response to learning of COVID-19 was blasé fear. I knew it would end up being a big deal eventually, but I felt it would be a longer time before it really made an impact here.
When my place of work started cutting hours, and changed from normal shopping to curbside pickup only, reality started to set in. I remained optimistic about social distancing because I’m usually a homebody, as are my sister and boyfriend whom I live with.
After a few days inside, it started getting ridiculous.
The fear brought on by work instability (my sister and I work at the same store and neither of us has worked in two weeks as of my writing this) was enough to drive us crazy. Pile that on top of cabin fever and you have a recipe for three mental health crises in one apartment.
I acknowledge that these photos aren’t the most compelling, but I believe that speaks to the current situation we’re all in.
By Giovante Amaya I got to speak with Dr. Zeda Amaya on what its like working in the medical field during a crisis like this as well as what its like working in a county with several confirmed cases of Covid-19. To date, Matagorda County has 39 confirmed cases with 2 deaths as a result […]
by Jaime Covarrubias AUSTIN, Texas— COVID-19 has made a colossal impact on the entire world. When news began to spread, I did not anticipate the world to be how it is now. Changes to our everyday routine can be hard to get used to, especially if you’re someone like me who is always on their […]
By: Anne Cox Stacey Barcel is one of the owners of a local toy store called Got Toys. With a mandatory “stay home, work safe” order placed on the city of New Braunfels, Stacey’s store is considered a non-essential business. She’s lost her main source of income, and though she’s gotten creative with making sales, […]