Mercedes Lott, a 17-year-old junior at Glenwood Springs High School, said she was thankful that she and her family have stayed healthy but is aware of how quickly things can change.
“None of my family or myself have personally been infected by the COVID virus, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen,” he said.
While being cooped up away from friends has been challenging, she enjoyed the extra time to herself and the ability to focus on schoolwork. However, she misses the normalcy of life before the pandemic, even going to school.
“Homeschooling was tough,” she said. “I definitely had no motivation. It was hard. It’s hard for me to learn online through a computer and not being around all my friends to motivate me.”
Lott does see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“In our valley, I think things are going to go completely back to normal. I don’t think there’s
really gonna be any change.”
Except for one thing.
“I do think we’re going to be more clean. We see so many more places having so many more rules and sanitizing,” she said.