COVID-19 has effected everyone around the world one way or another. Many people are stuck at home quarantined with little to do in terms of entertainment. For some people, they were able to keep working because the business they are working at was deemed an essential service by the government.
“It’s nice to be able to get up and go to work.”
Some business that have been deemed essential services are Retail, Construction, Agricultural and Horticultural. “It’s nice to be able to get up and go to work, and there isn’t a lot of people out on the road. So, its a little bit more quiet than usually, its a nicer pace.” Said Kim Zaharia a Receptionist at CBI Manufacturing when asked what is it like working during a pandemic.
CBI Manufacturing as put in a plexiglass shield around the reception desk and making sure that staff cleanup and use disinfectant as often as they can.
Kim also says that the easiest park about working during a pandemic is being able to have that routine in the morning and being able to stay busy.
“The job I was on has been postponed for now.”
Most people have been laid off or fired because of COVID-19 and have been financially impacted by this pandemic and don’t know when it will end. “The job I was on, has been postponed for now. There will be a time, when we will return to work on that job. everyday that goes by without making any money is one less day to make money.” Said Quentin Zaharia a contractor when asked how this pandemic has impacted him.
People have been starting to find ways to keep themselves busy like finding a new hobby or learning a new skill., and have been able to make the time go by easier.
By: Declan Zaharia