Quarantine News And Virtual Video Calls In Time Of Covid-19

By Sumaiya Malik Life has surely changed. Shelter is in place in Greater Austin area to combat the pandemic of Covid-19. Suddenly we have a ton of time at home. School and University students are completing their curriculum online. Adults are staying in as well and are working online. Driving is much less for essentials or medical visits. Most meals are being cooked inhouse although restaurants are open for takeout. Social contacts are really down to minimal. One good thing is that people are walking. Here is what happened in my life on the first few days of being at home. Day 1: My neighborhood walk/hike up is suddenly invaded by ALL the neighbors and their kids. It’s delightful! I see light in upstairs bedrooms behind the blinds as I trudge back right before sunset. Kids are playing in yards in which I have never seen a single soul in 24 years! Quite a few are crossing the