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Coronavirus causes a lack of social development

Please keep yourself, and everyone else, safe and stay home!!
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Please keep yourself, and everyone else, safe and stay home!!

COVID-19 has caused a tremendous hault in our society. Throughout the world, everyone is facing the same struggles due to this virus. One of the most popular ones is being self-quarantined.


In hopes that the virus will go away, Governors everywhere are recommending citizens to stay at home and not to participate in any unnecessary travel. This was at first targeted for a few weeks, but now has word that it can go all the way up to July 1st. Most of the reason is because people are not staying inside, and are still going out instead of quarantining. Many people are doing so because they feel that they cannot stay inside. However, the only way to flatten this curve is for everyone to social distance.

Due to the closure of many schools, restaurants, malls, and things that people would do outside, it is forcing many people to stay inside. While inside, it can get a little boring and restless. Many people have been taking up different trends and hobbies. Others, have just been breaking the rules in general and going outside. They blame it on the fact that they are being held up inside for so long, however, everyone else in the world is going through the same situation right now.

Lack of Social-Development

Due to all of these places shutting down, many people are prone to go crazy inside. With little to no social interaction with friends or family, this may result in people going insane inside of their houses. Many researchers have said that in quarantine social development is going to be lacked in different citizens. For many people, school or work is where most people have a good portion of their social interaction. Without either, they might not talk to anyone in the time period that we are in quarantine.

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Social development is something needed in schools to help students succeed. When a student is not social with anyone, their work may suffer. Due to everyone now working from home, the social development is staying put, or lacking thereof. Depending on the amount of time we are stuck in our houses, this will definitely effect the social development in many different students. Especially the younger students who are just newly adapting to their social environments. By the time these younger students go back to school, they will forget what it’s like to be in a classroom environment and their teachers will have to teach them have to act again.

Tips on how to stay sane at home

Being home for so long may cause you to go crazy, but there are many ways that you can stay calm at home. First, you can learn a new skill or hobby. Taking up either of these things will most certainly keep you occupied for a little while. Second, if you are feeling lonely, you can Facetime or call your friends/family. Being able to have some sort of interaction will help you feel less lonely. Next, you can start watching a new television show. Many platforms, like Netflix or Disney+, have added numerous more shows or movies during this time. Lastly, go for a walk or hike. It’s still allowed for you to go take a walk around your neighborhood, as long as your social distanced from everyone other than who you have been quaranting with, of course.


During these times, please make sure to stay home and stay safe.

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Emily Spillar
Emily Spillar, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Emily Spillar is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School. Spillar is a varsity cheerleader for the school cheer team. In addition, she loves to dance, and dances for Dancin’ in the Spotlight in Rahway, NJ. Next, she is apart of the PTV news anchoring at Colonia High School, and is a homeroom representative for Student Council. She also is a safety ambassador. Spillar has 2 younger siblings, Elizabeth and Connor. When not in school, she loves to spend time with friends, and loves to write all kinds of genres. In the future, she hopes to attend school to major in Journalism.

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