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The unsung heroes of the outbreak

Story by Cameron Eschelman

Nine essential workers describe what their lives are like during the coronavirus outbreak

Lines snake through parking lots at grocery stores. Buses carry people to essential jobs. Packages wait outside doorsteps. And doctors and nurses gear up for long shifts in packed hospitals.

While many people work from home and await the end of stay-at-home guidelines, some workers continue to brave the COVID-19 pandemic to go to work to keep essential parts of society running.

“I just want to thank everybody who’s out here working because at the end of the day, people are laying their lives on the line,” said Alonzo Wells, a security guard in Alhambra, Calif. “So just thanking everyone. Thank you for taking the time just to talk to us.”

COVID-19 is COVID-19 is causing various problems as a serious problem all over the world. The store is closed to the general public, all shops are closed, and students are taking classes online due to college closure. At Palomar College in San Marcos, California, we responded to corona problems promptly, stopped classes before spring break, and started offering all classes online after spring break.

In addition, this university is flexible enough to accommodate international students. Many of them are seeking temporary return to their home countries due to this problem, and due to the time difference, it is difficult for some professors to join the class where they are doing live lessons at Zoom etc. For the difficulty of participation, the time is reconsidered only for issues related to the grade such as presentation, and other classes are not compulsory. The flexibility of these ideas makes the difficult situation for international students more calm.




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  • Masks made by fashion department: Photo Courtesy of Rita Campos Griggs | Used With Permission
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