Coronavirus Affects People Across the World

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Coronavirus was a disease that was only in China in 2019. People often made jokes and memes about the subject, but no one expected it to spread. Now the virus has quickly spread to more than hundreds of countries, and there have been thousands of deaths. Schools have shut down, and rules have been made.

“I did so much and I worked so hard to create a life in Ecuador,” said Mollie Jamison, a Peace Corps worker who was in Ecuador teaching students at the time of the corona outbreak. Jamison and all other Peace Corps workers were sent back home to the United States because it wasn’t safe for them to stay.

“It was so hard to say goodbye so quickly to all my friends, counterparts, everyone that I had grown so close to,” Jamison said.

At this time, there has been more than 31,000 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the United States. Big sports events have been canceled and many restaurants have been closed down. There’s no exact date for when things will go back to normal.

Rosiland Shaw, a local parent, has had to homeschool her kids and is one of the few people still going to work. While at work, Shaw depends on her 13-year-old daughter to homeschool her younger siblings.

All Dallas ISD students and teachers are relying on at-home learning. With no access to technology or unreliable internet, this can lead to frustrations for students and parents.

“I just can’t wait for it to be over; it’s doing bad things to our world,” Shaw said