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Miami Community Copes With Coronavirus

By: Alexa Szafranski (11th Grade)

With 229,960 reported and 9,386 dead from the fast spreading Coronavirus, schools, businesses, and places of worship all around the world have shut down.

The Hebrew Academy is one of the hundreds of schools nationwide that have moved their classes online because of COVID19. Students feel that this new way of learning is an effective way to continue schooling.

“It’s a great alternative for learning due to the current situation,” said Sherri Shahar (12th grade). “Obviously it isn't the same as going to school, but it's better than nothing.”

The older generations of South Florida have also been greatly affected by the pandemic; most places of work have become desolate since people feel more comfortable working from home. Similar to students, many adults find it hard to adjust to this new way of working.

“My mom is working and it’s difficult for her to find her space to record her lessons and she’s really unfamiliar with the systems and the technology,” said Esther Nahon (11th).

The only market that remains open are grocery stores or basic supply sellers, which allow people to come and purchase necessities such as food, hygiene products, and basic household necessities.

“It’s weird how basically only the supermarkets are open,” said Kayla Herssein (9th). “A couple of weeks ago none of us thought Corona was a big deal, but now it’s really changing our lives.”

With all of the new changes in the communities, residents are hopeful that soon everything will return back to the routine.

“I have faith in all the scientists that are trying to find a cure,” said Naomi Ohana (10th). “I just want it all to be over and to go back to my normal life.”

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