Coronavirus: How people in our communities are adapting

If there's one thing certain about coronavirus, it's that it is affecting everyone.
 
The situation has changed rapidly. 

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 In Westchester, New Rochelle has been the epicenter of the outbreak, with a one-mile containment zone going into effect last week. 
 
The Tuckahoe Union Free School District is within the containment zone, so interim superintendent Amy Goodman made one of the earlier calls to close down schools.


"There's been a lot of juggling," Goodman said. "I've been very quickly working with my faculty, staff, and administration, putting a whole plan together for e-learning and distance learning for our students, and getting the information out."

Goodman has been a school administrator for 30 years, and says this experience has been unprecedented.  
 
"This is something like I've never seen because there is no permanent end in sight," Goodman said. 
"I'm trying to make sure everyone stays calm, that we help each other, and we all get through this together."
 
With many public schools now closed and having students work remotely, it's a big adjustment to daily life for students and their families. 
 

Beverley Caen is an executive coach and mother of three. She lives in Scarsdale, which is right near the epicenter of coronavirus outbreaks in New York. 
 
She's now working full time remotely, and all three of her children are now home learning remotely. "It's all new things that none of us have ever done before, or ever thought we would have to do. It's going to become the new norm around here," Caen said.  
 
Scarsdale high schooler Bradley Kauffman says it's been a big change. "I prefer the in-person learning," he said.  
 
Scarsdale middle schooler Carlie Kauffman is trying to grapple with the changes to every aspect of her life, from school to socializing to summer camp and bar/bat mitzvahs. "I'm hoping it goes away pretty soon, so I can go on to living a normal year," she said.  
 
Caen said, "Change is going to be the only thing we can count on over the next few weeks and few months." 
 

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