Students voice COVID-19 views

Social distance extends spring break

Katelyn Moreno, Nadia Ontiveros, and Gabriel Garcia

Just as spring break started the District announced a two-week extension to the break, and Texas Governor Greg Abbot, along with states nationwide, closed restaurants, state parks and theme parks. The action is all to try and slow the global pandemic known as ‘coronavirus.’

The idea of social distance and self-quarantine has people learning to survive “alone together” as the US watches other countries struggle with COVID-19.

The district is poised to make a call on when classes are to start again around April 5th.

Here’s what Hays students had to say on the last day of school- just two days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

ALECKSUS GUTIERREZ, 11
“I think since everyone goes somewhere for spring break, they are going to cancel schools throughout the entire US and will shut down.”

 

 

JALYN ELLISON, 11
“Corona is a very important thing health-wise, but I do think some people are blowing it out of proportion. Still, take care of yourself and avoid it as much as possible.”

 

 

 

YESENIA JERKINS, 11
“I’m pretty sure they are going to shut down the schools because the increasing rate right now is 25%, so by the time spring break is over, there’s going to be up to 15,000 cases of Corona in the U.S.”

 

DECLAN TREVETHAN, 12
“Just trying to have somewhat of a spring break while everyone is social distancing. This virus is a big deal, and our health and safety should be our top priority.”

 

 

 

AYANNA ERNEST, 12
“I think the media is making it worse than it really is.”