On March 16 2020, almost a year ago, Cherokee High School closed its doors and began holding classes exclusively online through a digital learning format, which had previously been a practice in place for the seldom snow day. For the next four months, students were stuck in their homes as an infective plague spread over the world. This quickly led to a growing number of problems from the effects of isolation, difficult adjustment to a radical change in normal living, technology challenges, and amplified anxiety.
During this quarantine, many people lost their jobs, family, and other loved ones. These photos personally taken show the emotions of dealing with a pandemic.
Overall, this pandemic has been a difficult experience for many people around the country and the world. What COVID-19 and this quarantine has taught us, now almost a year in retrospect, is to cherish the people around us and to check up on others and our own mental health.