One year later: COVID-19’s impact on families, students

It’s been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed Oregonians lives in what felt like an instant, moving classes and many jobs online.

For many, the biggest disruption from COVID-19 hit right at home. Living rooms became remote-learning classrooms and daycares with parents balancing roles as caregivers, educators and workers. 

Students have struggled to balance workloads and stay motivated. Parents of younger children have weighed obtaining harder-to-find child care with outright leaving the labor force. 

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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