March 17, 2020 9:00 PM
Sadly this year we have to celebrate St. Patty’s day fighting; we are not fighting people we are fighting COVID-19 known as the coronavirus. It is a nasty and deadly disease, that has just recently came into contact with people all over the world. There are over 197,000 cases globally with almost 8,000 deaths. In the US there are 100 deaths and 5,000 reported cases. Lane County reported today that we as a community got our first case of coronavirus. The man that has been tested positive for it lived two weeks before showing any symptoms. COVID-19 has a six foot spreading radius. This sickness has became so out of control that stores are completely sold out of toilet paper. People are even making videos of how to properly wash their hands. I personally as a witness of the coronavirus think this is such a serious thing because me and my parents have never seen schools closing for six plus weeks at a time. Please go the extra mile of keeping you and your peers safe and corona free!