Livin’ The Quarantine Life


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Oh No!! Covid was now affecting my sports and school. I hate Covid so much and wearing a mask . I just want it to be over with but unfortunately this story brings it all back again. At school, my teacher got a phone call around 2:15 p.m. I was nervous, scared, and my heart was beating so fast. I heard them talking on the phone and the office told my teacher to gather my things and pack up. I was so confused why my dad was at the school to pick me up. When we left the school, I had so many different thoughts. I was feeling sick to my stomach because I thought something bad was happening with my family or friends. My dad then told me someone had Covid for cheer, Yeah I was really upset but I kind of felt bad for the person whoever had it. However, I was pretty stressed out about it because I had to self-quarantine for a few days because this exposure happened on Friday September 3rd 2021. I was stressed about missing school and not getting all my assignments done and being behind on work. Also, I sadly had to miss my soccer games that Saturday and Sunday. I have one positive thing and one negative thing to say. The good thing is that I am symptom free. The bad part is I wasn’t vaccinated. Some of my friends on cheer were vaccinated and got to go to school and they didn’t have to be quarantined.I’m still up in the air about getting vaccinated or not. During my “quarantine “ I did all my online assignments I needed to do and after all that I watched some TV. I was completely bored out of my mind. My friend and I face-timed because she was also quarantining. Overall, September 9th and the weekend was a crazy experience for me and I hope this year will be better. ~Taylor Bickerstaff~

The authors, left to right, Tori Lanam, Maddie Yost, Taylor Bickerstaff (Photo Credits: Mrs. Ciminero)

September 9th will be stuck with me forever and ever. It was finally happening to me– unfortunately. I never knew Covid was going to affect MY life! I was devastated! I felt like my heart had been shattered in a BILLION pieces.The only way I knew something was happening was because a few of the cheerleaders had already been called down to leave. I had no clue what was about to go down but I had a weird feeling in my stomach that something was about to happen. When I got down to the office, I saw Maddie’s mom. I got a weird feeling and I knew for sure something was happening. Mr. Reigle sent me back up to go get ALL of my books. I saw Maddie up there getting her books and we were both FREAKING out. I almost started to cry! While I was going down the stairs to leave, I was having a breakdown. I was so scared because I had no clue that I was going to have to quarantine! When I walked out of the school with my mom, I said, “MOM WHAT IS HAPPENING?” `She said that at the football game Friday night the cheerleaders and I came in contact with someone who has Covid. I was in disbelief! I was so over Covid!!! The second I got in the car I BURST into tears. I had no clue that I had come in contact with someone who had Covid; I wanted to know who had it so bad! When we got in the car I said to my mom, “What am I going to have to do?” She said that I was going to have to quarantine for four days. I knew four days might not be a lot but It felt like I was stuck at home for a year. I was in shock! All I could think about was missing school and not being able to be with anyone. The only person who I could be with was my dog, Gizmo. He was the only one who truly comforted me. I was so sad; I sat in my bed and cried for a few minutes. I could only think about how I was going to miss so much school. I thought I was going to be so behind in all of my classes but most of all I was sad I was going to be missing journalism. I emailed all of my teachers saying that I had to be out of school for a few days hoping they would reply. When most of my teachers replied, I was SO HAPPY. I ended up doing all of my work online in my bed with my dog! I was still scared I was going to be behind. Then came September 14, 2021. It was the first day that I was able to go back to school and I was so happy. I jumped out of bed, got ready and headed to school. When I got to school I made sure I had done all of my work that needed to be done. I am so glad to be able to put Covid behind me. ~Tori Lanam~

My heart sank into my stomach when my teacher got the call. It was Tuesday, September 9, 2021. I knew it was going to happen eventually. I was told to bring my belongings to the office immediately. I knew this all had something to do with Covid. My mom was waiting for me in the office. We walked out and I questioned her by saying “Mom what’s going on?” she replied “ You’re going to have to quarantine for a couple of days. You came in contact with someone who had Covid last Friday at the football game.” That’s when I got scared and began to cry. My thoughts were spinning in my head. My first thought was about school. I knew I was going to have a lot of extra work because I had to stay home. I said to my mom, “How many days do I have to stay home?” She replied, “I’m not sure yet.” But later I found out I had to stay home for four days. I was heartbroken. However, on the first day of quarantine it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I had a little break from going to school for a little while so I got to sleep in a little bit. I still got my work done at home but it obviously wasn’t as great as learning at school and getting the full experience. I missed my friends and my teachers a whole lot. It was pretty boring at home because I really had nothing to do. I didn’t have anyone to talk to except for my dog. And that’s really how Monday went too. On the weekends I was with my family but I couldn’t go anywhere! I was still pretty upset because I really missed going to school, learning, and seeing my friends. Even though staying home was horrible, I still took advantage and enjoyed those days I was off of school. I’m a lot happier now that I’m back at school and with everyone again! ~Maddie Yost~