Students Experience Quarantine

Zara Agustin Jardon, Reporter

For students in Arrowhead there have been positive and negative responses to quarantine. 

 

Arrowhead’s website said, “Covid-19 has caused many students and families to address mental health and wellness like never before. It is the intention of this site to give our community a wealth of information as a starting point in the prevention and intervention of mental health symptoms.”

 

The National Institution of Mental Health (NIMH) said the Center for Disease Control (CDC) did a survey for young adults across the U.S. in late June of 2020. Thirty one percent of responses reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, 13% reported having started or increased substance use, 26% reported stress-related symptoms, and 11% reported having serious thoughts of suicide in the past 30 days.

 

Alyson Lo, a junior said, “It was really bad. I was really depressed because I wasn’t getting the same treatment as in-person students and I also wasn’t able to talk to anyone. Learning online was really hard because of communication with teachers, I didn’t want to interrupt class. I feel like I wasn’t learning as well as the other students.”

 

To reduce the risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 and other similar diseases, participants in all Arrowhead activities are advised and requested to implement the following: stay home when sick, facial masks and COVID-19 vaccinations are optional for students and staff while on campus. Proper hand care is encouraged- thorough washing, sanitizer and refraining from touching the face and respiratory etiquette is encouraged – covering coughs and sneezing with tissue.

 

Jack Zgrabik, a junior said, “My quarantine experience was pretty good, because we had online school. It was easy to catch up on all of my classes. I didn’t get to see any of my friends which was a negative. As a wrestler for the Arrowhead team some of our tournaments were canceled, especially for the first two months of quarantine and then everything started right up again.”

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has listed that in total, as of January 13, 2022, 208,995,438 people are fully vaccinated with a vaccine against Coronavirus in the United States. That being 62.9% of the population. The vaccines for Coronavirus have continued to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus. Vaccines are highly effective against severe illness.