Adjusting to a “new normal”

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As you’re leaving the house and doing your ordinary day-to-day shopping or driving to work, a mask and, in some cases, gloves, have become the “new normal.”

As a result of the rapid growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the “ Stay at Home Order” has been extended from March 20  until May 30. Things aren’t looking to change, so masks and gloves will more than likely be the new ordinary for some time.

Mount Carmel junior Joseph Williams-Tubay admits that it hasn’t been easy.

”It’s been different, it’s a little bit awkward to get used to, but I know that it’s right to keep myself and others safe. I’m glad to see that many others are also doing the same to prevent the virus from spreading.”

For senior Sean Gooshert, the new protocols haven’t been too difficult to accept.

”I haven’t had to personally go to public places like grocery stores too much, but when I have, it’s not that bad.”

Wearing masks and gloves may feel uncomfortable and maybe even bizarre. However, until the day when this pandemic is over, what’s most important is staying healthy.