As D.C.’s shelter-in-place order continues into another month, students and alumni are trying to find ways to cope with the isolating effects of quarantine. As of April 25, 2020, more than 18,000 D.C. residents have been tested, and about 3,800 of them tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Hatchet spoke with nine students and alumni living at Columbia Plaza apartments in Foggy Bottom about how they are spending their time indoors and how they are reacting to the effects of the pandemic. Some said they have picked up new hobbies like cooking or reading, while others are trying to hunker down on work and job applications.
Officials canceled on-campus classes after spring break, and all students were required to leave their residence halls and move off campus unless they received an exemption.
Click on a photo below to read more about their quarantine stories.
This article appeared in the April 27, 2020 issue of the Hatchet.