Many Shenandoah students know about the effects that COVID-19 has had on our society. However, many people probably are unaware how much the virus affects people in the Shenandoah family, especially those students who are immunocompromised, like myself for example, or who live with someone who is immunocompromised. 12%, or 484 students out of Shenandoah’s total population, decided to attend school remotely this fall, according to Salli Hamilton, assistant dean of student success and director of advising. “The main reason students were approved was because they were either immunocompromised or lived with someone who was,” Hamilton said in an email.
I recently got the opportunity to sit down over Zoom with one of these students, Jordan Delmonico, and get her perspective on the pandemic.