Welcome to R! We're looking at – REMOTE WORKING AND SCHOOLING.
In mid-March 2020, my state, California, basically shut down. There were almost NO cars on the freeways for over a month! My job is considered essential, so I still drove to the office, which previously had required 60 minutes but during March 2020 that time was reduced to 30 minutes! Yay! The best part of this pandemic.
My college kids fired up their computers and logged into classes from home. They missed their friends but overall it worked okay for them. Younger kids did not have such an easy transition, and many people believe students kindergarten through high school lost an entire year of education, and it will be a struggle not only to catch up, but to re-connect with their social groups.
I worked from home for a month, while my family recovered from COVID. But even while working from the office, I made court appearances by phone and video. Definitely an interesting experience. My advice - know how to use your computer!
How did your family handle remote work or school?
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