Being a student during the age of COVID-19 is confusing, and there's no doubt about that. Life is obviously different, but for the majority of students, things are torn between plain boredom and underlying anxiety about the state of the world. No individual alive right now has ever experienced something like this in their lifetime, which means that this is all new information to process for everyone. When looking for answers about the future and even about what's happening right now regarding the Coronavirus, it can be really hard to find information directed at teenagers and students that aren't written by adults who can't put themselves in your shoes and understand what's going through your mind right now. That's why we created Quaranteened. The function of this website is to create a reliable resource that is for teens and (more importantly) by teens. We are here to give factual updates that relate current events to teen life every day, as well as provide some other resources that can allow for a more smooth experience in quarantine.
WHY CREATE QUARANTEENED?
Hey! My name is Ellie Lewis, and I am a freshman in high school in San Diego, California, USA. I created Quaranteened because I have my sights set on going into the medical field later on, which made me really interested in staying updated on Coronavirus. Even though I got really into the facts and the science of the virus, I'm also still a teenager whose life and daily schedule was altered greatly by the 'shelter-in-place' orders. I do play sports and am generally active, so not being able to spend as much time outside was a big change. My school, Francis Parker, has organized an online program, which makes things a little bit more normal, but the social part of school is still gone, and though I know that it is temporary, I do miss seeing my friends every day. I know that there are so many teens across the country with similar experiences to mine, and yet, on the internet, all of the student-related websites that supposedly update in a more "teen-friendly manner" are written by adults and only exist to encourage students to keep up with studying and exercise. While I do think that's important, Quaranteened recognizes and acknowledges the social/emotional burden that Coronavirus has created. I hope you enjoy perusing this website and even learn a little from it :)