What the pandemic has done to me

An early Zoom meet-up at home with my daughter Isabel in March, 2020.

Today is my one-year anniversary in quarantine.

One year ago today I taught my last in-person class at The University of Alabama, packed my laptop and some midterms and went home. I’ve left since then only to walk each day or pick up drive-up groceries. My 18-year-old daughter has been home with me.

Gone are the “Let’s have a quarantini!” sad, virtual happy-hour jokes of the early…

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Meredith Cummings

Meredith Cummings

Freelance journalist, Teaching Assistant Journalism Professor at Lehigh University