A.S., a teen in Fort Worth, TX

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Beginning to Reopen in Texas

Fort Worth, Texas, USA:

The hardest part about Covid-19 has been keeping up with my online classes, assignments and tests are taken online with due dates but there isn’t anyone reminding you about those assignments unless you check into your school email or reminders. Here in Texas it isn’t really that strict as it is in other places, and it has already started to reopen. Despite this I still barely leave my house as there is still high risk of infection and people wear masks everywhere they go.

Since there aren’t even that many rules and the ones that are in place are already getting removed I don’t think that it will be much longer until all the rules are removed, but I do feel that after reopening Texas will end up putting back up the rules due to the amount of fatalities reopening will cause.

The situation hasn’t affected me as much as it has others, the only thing different is that I had to take online school which did end up lowering my grades for two classes because I forgot an assignment, but now online school is over. I am not really glad to be at home as school would have been much easier if it weren’t closed and I would get to hang out with friends and also go to places to eat. This whole quarantine has been boring and I have just spent most of my time on Netflix, YouTube, or gaming. For groceries my mom or my uncle goes out to buy them and brings them home. Most people in Texas are staying at home but there are also people protesting, which has lead to reopening, which will undoubtedly cause more deaths in Texas. Others should stay home and follow proper hygiene to avoid contracting and spreading covid.

[submitted on 5/30/2020]

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