“The only places you could really go were the store and… when you went to the store, it felt like a big accomplishment,” Glenwood Springs High Schooler Tatum Lilly said.
Seeing empty shelves instead of toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the store was eye-opening to Lilly. It wasn’t easy having to stay home and hear that “hundreds of thousands of people are dying from it.”
Now that some restrictions have been lifted, Lilly said she believes that the community is more positive, but she is aware that there is still a long way to go before life returns to normal.
“Definitely the mood of our town and our community is much more upbeat, but we still are missing things, like Music in the Park and 4th of July celebrations—just small things like that,” she said.