Rosemary Montalvo

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COVID-19: Documenting the pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic first reached the U.S. mid January of 2020. Because of the rapid spreadof the coronavirus, several countries like China and Italy went on a strict lockdown to help reduce the spread of the deadly virus. U.S. states soon followed with their ownindividual stay-at-home orders.

Before the quarantine order in California was put into place at the end of March, Universities and colleges around the state transitioned classes to an online platform and closed their campuses.

Corona Diaries: A Riverside family in quarantine

This photo essay is a look into intimate moments shared with my family during the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to a life in quarantine came with some stress for my family. We were unsure if my dad’s business would make it past the second month of the pandemic and we worried about contracting coronavirus anytime we went out because we did not want to risk the possibility of exposing my pregnant sister to the virus. But we dealt with the stress by keeping busy with ho