As the Los Angeles Dodgers poured out of the dugout and bullpen in the wake of Julio Urias’ final called strike against the Tampa Bay Rays, granting them their first World Series win since 1988, nothing seemed out of place. That is, until cameras focused in on an unkempt, crimson beard celebrating amongst the throngs of players, coaches, and executives. It belonged to Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who had been mysteriously absent for the last few innings of the game.

Turner was ordered to exit the game in the 7th when his COVID-19 test came back positive. He complied…

On the morning of March 25, I woke up with a vague discomfort in my chest. It was nothing more than a small ache when I breathed and the feeling that my lungs weren’t quite filling to capacity. If I hadn’t already been on high alert due to the mounting panic over the recent news cycles, I probably wouldn’t have noticed anything at all. Even so, I knew instantly, without the slightest hint of doubt, that COVID-19 was beginning to take root in my system.

For the first two days after my initial symptoms, I didn’t have much trouble going…

Lily Seibert

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