The pandemic has upended our lives in many ways, and perhaps no one knows that better than parents of school age children.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is bearing down hard on Kentucky, pushing the state past one million cases of COVID-19. With the most contagious variant yet and a record number of new cases, schools are stressed by high absenteeism among both students and staff.
Many schools have returned to in-person learning this week, but parents fear it will be short-lived.
"I don't know a parent in Warren County right now that's not got somebody sick," said Jenny Lopez during an interview with WKU Public Radio Public.
You might say Lopez has been praying a mother’s prayer.
“Help these kids stay in school, get the learning done, and get this year over," sighed Lopez, while sitting at the kitchen table of her home in southern Warren County.