Views from Quarantine
Sept. 27, 2020 | State Press
On Sept. 3, 2020, I was notified by a friend that I had come in close contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. I then spent the next 14 days in quarantine, not once leaving my dorm room. 
A Taylor Place housing worker delivers me dinner to my quarantine room on Sept. 12, 2020. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are delivered throughout the day and placed outside the quarantine room's door. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
A Taylor Place housing worker delivers me dinner to my quarantine room on Sept. 12, 2020. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are delivered throughout the day and placed outside the quarantine room's door. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
A resident looks out over the bridge at the Taylor Place dorms on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
A resident looks out over the bridge at the Taylor Place dorms on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Gicelle Quitangon poses in their dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Gicelle Quitangon poses in their dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Roommates Shelby Fletcher and Sarah Conine pose for a photo in their dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 16, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Roommates Shelby Fletcher and Sarah Conine pose for a photo in their dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 16, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Nicole Parascandola uses Play-Doh to make a smile in her dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 16, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Nicole Parascandola uses Play-Doh to make a smile in her dorm room window at Taylor Place on Sept. 16, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Zachary Wargo (top) and Gicelle Quitangon (bottom) pose in their dorm room windows at Taylor Place on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
Zachary Wargo (top) and Gicelle Quitangon (bottom) pose in their dorm room windows at Taylor Place on Sept. 15, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
A sign in a fourth-floor resident's dorm window at Taylor Place on Sept. 17, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)
A sign in a fourth-floor resident's dorm window at Taylor Place on Sept. 17, 2020. (Samantha Chow/State Press)