Joining the quarantine club at SLHS


Tyson Head

A student works from home while in quarantine.

Tyson Head, Staff Writer

With a considerable amount of Covid- 19 cases transpiring at Saint Louis High School, it is easy to see why some students may have to stay home longer than expected.

No one wants to get Covid- 19, especially when you have a parent who is susceptible to a damaged immune system. Such is the case for Adam Shattuck. He says, “I have to quarantine because my dad had to have a treatment which takes his immune system down very low. I’m not sure if I want to return as soon as possible because I want to take as many precautions as I can to prevent my family from getting Covid-19.”

It is no secret that in-person school is miles better for a student than online school. Without actually having to attend class, most online students simply lack the motivation to do their work. Shattuck is not the only student staying at their home though.  According to Eduardo Memije-Ramirez, “I decided to because of my little brother. I do want to return to my normal life again but only if things are better because I want to make sure my family is safe.”

Who could argue with the simple goal of protecting one’s family from a disease that we do not even really know anything about? Ramirez continued, “I miss seeing my friends almost every day and hanging out with them because they’re important to me, and I care about them.” Though online school certainly is a far cry from in- person, it seems as if it is a necessary evil to protect loved ones.

Merriam- Webster defines quarantine as, “A restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods designed to prevent the spread of disease or pests.” This is a pretty on the nose interpretation given the current situation of North America, and even the rest of the world. With an unknown virus looming across this small town, a quarantine does not sound all that bad after all.