Quarantine Quandary


Quarantine. A state, period or place of isolation in which people that have been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed. As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the country, the word quarantine continues to be thrown around more and more. 

Sophomore Linsey Isherwood is no stranger to quarantine, nor is she a stranger to the challenges it creates. 

“Some downsides are it’s harder to get help in classes because I don’t see my teachers every day,” Isherwood said. “I don’t even care about seeing my friends. At this point, I just need help with work.”

Despite the obstacles, there are some upsides to quarantine. 

“I think there are a few positives to being quarantined,” senior Sarah Grimm said. “First of all, I get to really focus on school and catch up on all my homework. I also can focus on college-related stuff like getting my applications done and applying to scholarships.”

While school recently announced remote learning would continue until at least mid-February or early March, the future beyond that is left up to speculation. 

“I think we will go back for a few weeks next semester, but not for very long considering cases are really high again,” Grimm said. “I hope we can go back to a hybrid schedule at the very least, but I also want everyone to stay safe and if going school online keeps everyone safer, then that is probably the best option.”