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COVID Lessons


Karen Vouri


As a single person, who loved her job as a high school teacher and who has worked in the fitness industry for … almost 40 years, I have always been busy. When COVID hit in March 2020, although the fitness centers were closed down and I lost one very big part of my social outlet, I was able to continue to interact with my students, co-workers and friends virtually. I kept busy in down times by cleaning my house, working in my yard, starting my first vegetable garden and adjusting to the new world of technology.


After almost 40 years as a teacher for the Calgary School Board, I retired in October of 2020. The joy of working with the students was suddenly over-shadowed by the constant worry of what the COVID-19 virus brought day in and day out. Although it was a difficult decision, I haven’t looked