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Covid-19 outcomes
by Alejandra Martinez
Monday Nov 29th, 2021 7:51 PM
The outcomes of Covid -19
During the lockdown that Covid-19 brought to our lives people were mandated to quarantine in their homes and not socialize or leave their homes, unless absolutely needed. And even then, at some points where peace officers requesting a letter from our employer or a valid reason as to why we were out in the streets. It’s as if we were all locked in in our own homes. Being stuck at home really had a major impact on our mental, emotional and stress levels. For many of us who had not previously suffered from anxiety even spiked up anxiety and stress, for those who already had stress and anxiety, it took their levels to the top. Depression even struck many of us, due to being stuck at home and isolated from our friends and loved ones. Being socially isolated made us all feel lonely even when we weren’t lonely. The only option many of us had at one point was going on walks and even then at some point in time was there rumors that stated the virus was in the air, thus making people afraid to go out on walks. We all had to make 360 changes at school and work and go virtual. Children had to do their learning online, which made it extremely difficult for both the children and the parents because many parents still had to work and had to learn how to juggle both activities at once. Others didn’t have the facility to buy their children computers to virtually join class which was a huge burden and struggle on families. Many children didn’t comprehend why they couldn’t see their friends every day like before and started affecting their mental health. The remote learning situation developed mental health issues, depression, and separation anxiety on many children which are now really struggling to get back to their normal day to day, but now incorporating Covid-19 into their day to day. For mental health resources please visit
https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Behavioral-Health/Accessing-Mental-Health-Services/
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