As conditions with the Covid-19
virus took the world by storm, all non-essential local businesses have been
This immediate change left little time for any transition, and
students were thrown right into it. Teachers were not immune.
“I’m learning from the experience,” said Whatcom
Community College drama instructor Gerald Large. “One thing, for instance, is the Drama 110 Production
class. Live on stage, I’m focused on getting the play on its feet for
performing in front of a live audience. Putting it online, I’m forced to focus
more on analysis.”
Delivery drivers everywhere have found themselves to be more in demand
than ever amid the COVID-19 crisis.
As restaurants and bars remain closed, drivers have been forced to put in
more work in half the time, while maintaining new sanitary standards to keep
themselves and their customers safe. With less staff and more regulations,
drivers have found themselves facing their share of challenges while doing
their best to serve the community as essential workers.
Due to the
current pandemic, Whatcom Community College has been forced to slow construction
and potentially postpone its opening of the Phyllis and Charles Self Learning
Commons and Cedar Hall on-campus housing.
Throughout the past couple of weeks, parks and other public places have closed due to the stay at home orders. Others stay partially open, while also attempting to limit the number of people that are visiting them by blocking parking spaces. To take a closer look, I put on a mask and headed to a few parks.