Quarantine Day 5 Part 2: Lana
By Mark Heintz
Mar 19, 2020

Day 5 of quarantine part 2.

Day 135 of student voice

Student voice provided by Lana


Day 1

Today was the first day of the quarantine, and it was pretty boring. I woke up around 10 am and I talked to my mom about what our plan is going be. Last night my stepdad went to the store and bought about 2 weeks’ worth of food, and while he was there, the shelves at jewel were bare. There was hardly any food left. President Trump had just declared a national emergency, so everyone was in a panic. My mom and my stepdad have come to an agreement that my step sister and I are not allowed to see any friends at all over this two week period. We are to come in contact with no one but the people who live in our house.
My grandma called my mom today to tell her that she doesn’t feel well and might have a fever. One of the main symptoms of Covid-19 is a fever, even though some just feel achy and fatigue. I’m worried about her, even though some have been recently recovering from the virus. She doesn’t have any underlying health problems such as asthma, diabetes, or immune deficiencies, so she should be okay whether or not she has the virus.
These next couple of weeks will most definitely drag because it’s hard to find things to do that are productive instead of watching Disney plus. I’m also very upset that spring break is ruined due to the pandemic, and I have to stay inside with my parents for two whole weeks.

Day 2

This process is becoming extremely frustrating. It’s only day two and I’m at a loss for what to do with all this time. Usually, on the weekend I would either be with my dad at his house or hanging out with friends. I can’t do any of that since the CDC recommends practicing social distancing. I was supposed to have my second to last drive time with my instructor today, as well as get my license over spring break. This most likely won’t happen at all, especially since we had to cancel the drive time.

A lot of my friends aren’t staying inside. Instead, they are going out and spending time with each other. Even though I know it would be best for me to stay inside and not go anywhere, it’s upsetting watching your friends have fun while you sit at home by yourself.

The CDC is also recommending 8 weeks off of school.
I don’t know how long I’ll last without losing it.

Day 3

Today teachers started to give us work to kind of look at before our actual spring break. In world lit, we’re beginning to pick out our documentaries for our research papers and start to ask researchable questions. This assignment might actually give me something good to do with my time. I took my little sister for a walk today just to get out of the house, and it was kind of nice.

It was only a short walk around a couple of blocks, but it was something to enjoy. Someone in the neighborhood was having a bonfire or burning something outside, so I closed my eyes and let myself pretend it was fall and I was camping with my family because the smell of the bonfire brought back nostalgia.
I hope this ends soon.

Day 4

Today my emotions really ran high. There’s so much going on, and I can’t control any of it. All that’s in my control is myself and what I’m doing as a response to the pandemic. My family keeps joking and saying “oh the end has finally come,” but honestly, I hate thinking like that. The CDC is saying that this could be a thing until August. I know for a fact that I cannot make it to August like this. The only thing that connects me to the outside world and my friends is social media and facetime; lots and lots of facetime. I’ve been really fortunate to have gotten really close with a lot of people right before this happened because we’re constantly in contact with each other through group chats. I think as of right now, they’re the only things that are keeping me really hopeful.





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