for Museum and Library Service Finalist

The Corona Crash Of 2020

Cara Correa

The Corona Crash Of 2020

Table of contents:

  1. What is the Corona virus?
  2. How is the virus effecting different  companies
  3. How is Covid 19 effecting myself and others
  4. What is it like to be living in a pandemic?


Chapter one: What is the Corona virus?

      The Corona virus is an easily spread disease. It can spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or even breathes! A person standing nearby can inhale the virus or the droplets can land on your tongue and in your nose. The Corona Virus also known as Covid 19 can become deadly. It is extremely important that you can protect yourself during these challenging times.  When you have the virus it does not feel good. It is like the flu times 100…. it feels horrible. In my state, New Jersey, we currently have about 153,000 confirmed cases and 11,081 deaths. The state that has the most cases is New York which is 360,000 cases and 104,000 deaths that is crazy!


Chapter two: How is the virus effecting different companies?

During this pandemic many small businesses are closing down. There are a few reasons why. First, they are closing because most states  are on lock down, so they can’t leave  their houses to go to work. The second reason goes together with the first reason, people can’t leave their home’s to go and buy a lot of things so the stores are closing down because they have nobody buying anything. The last reason stores are going out of business is because they don’t have any shipments coming in. Here is an example, a flower shop is going to close next week. The reason they are closing is because they do not have any flower shipments coming to their store. You might be wondering…. but how do people get what they need like food? Well some bigger companies like ShopRite are delivering food to peoples’ homes. This method is very helpful to people because anyone can catch Corona virus.


Chapter 3: How is Covid 19 effecting myself and others?

       Hello! This is the writer talking, so this whole pandemic thing started on 3/ 11/ 2020. We (classmates) were practicing our school play. When we finished rehearsal and our parents picked us up they all got an email. My friend’s mom got it first and read it out loud. The letter said that a kid’s grandmother  got Corona virus and that they needed two days to disinfect our school. At first it sounded fun but then the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months and now here I am almost 3 months of being home and only 2 more weeks left of online school.  There are a few good things about being home.  You spend more time outside and with your parents. This time can be bad and also can be really fun .


Chapter 4 : What is it like to be living in a pandemic?

       Living how it is now is very different compared to how it used to be.  First let’s talk about school, so we are currently doing distance learning. You are probably wondering what is distance learning? So it’s school online, that means that we are doing our work on a computer at home instead of going to school. So what about seeing friends you may ask? One thing that us kids and adults do to have some time with our friends is use the popular app, Zoom. Zoom is like face time, you can call your friends and simply just talk to them. Also teachers and other adults are suggesting that we keep a note book from these times. That is why I am writing this book. I am hoping to keep this book for a long time. My main goal for this book is to capture how it is like to live in a pandemic and I think I did it. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it. 



Cara, age 10