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The change in Virginian lives

To the editor:

I am a 20-year-old college student as well as a lifeguard at the James L. Camp YMCA. I recently read an article titled, “77 Virginians test positive” (online version, March 18) and thought that it gave Virginia citizens critical information about COVID-19. I wanted to thank your newspaper for keeping Virginians updated during this crisis. Knowing which counties the virus has spread to is important in order to not spread it any further.

COVID-19 has definitely affected Virginia in many ways. I am currently taking a full course load at Camp Community College. Switching to online classes has been interesting, and it will take some getting used to. I am sure most students have been struggling to deal with changes in their schedules as well. I personally do not mind change, but I know a lot of people who hate even small changes in their lives.

Another change in my life has been the YMCAs shutting down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I only work part-time, so it does not affect my schedule as much as full-time employees. It has been a strange period of time where people are out of jobs and everyone is being homeschooled and/or doing everything online.

Thankfully, my family and I have stayed healthy during this period. Others are not as fortunate and, I am sure, would thank us for our prayers. I do hope and pray that our world will see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic very soon.

Elizabeth Williams

Carrsville