Where Past Meets Present

Chloe Levy

Chloe Levy, 10th Grade

Students at TAGOS Leadership in Academy in Janesville are creating digital journals to document changes in their personal lives, their community, the country and the world relating to COVID-19 – contributing important records during this historic time. View all posts.


So, I don’t have much to talk about for this journal entry for today, but I did get to see and experience what an airport looked like during COVID-19.

On Wednesday, I had to go to the Chicago Rockford International Airport with my grandma to pick up my uncle who was flying in from Arizona because he is visiting for Easter. The airport looked completely dead with only like 4 groups of people there, not including the workers.

My grandma and I wore masks going into the airport and took them off for a bit to breathe normally, but it felt so weird like, was I not supposed to be there?

When my uncle arrived, there was a small group of people coming out along with him, but not a huge amount. I was surprised to see a lot of elderly people coming out because they are the ones most at risk if they get coronavirus.

I asked my uncle what the Arizona airport was like and he said the same thing as here, completely dead with no stores opened inside other than maybe one.

On the plane, he said that they seperated everyone by rows. This meant everyone had an empty seat by them and one person on each side per row. He even felt a little weird, he said.

I haven’t gone anywhere else recently to see more changes, but I found the airport was a great thing to talk about.

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