The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #29: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT

todayMay 11, 2020


The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is ending in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where governments are trying to figure out how best to restart public life and work. So how are people managing this “new normal”?

We checked back in with 34-year-old high school teacher Adrianne Oldham, whom we first spoke to at the end of March when schools were closed and she was navigating how to support her students, both academically and emotionally, online. How are she and the young people she teaches feeling about Berlin schools reopening with strict hygiene measures? Find out below.

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“I do trust in the decisions that are being made. I have a lot of faith in the German government and the Berlin government. I feel like things have been really transparent.”

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Written by: monika.mueller.kroll

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