AMID GROWIING CONCERN ABOUTTHE SPREAD OF'CORONAVIRUS'...A TULSA WOMAN ISQUARANTINED... AFTERRETURNING FROM TEACHING INCHINA.THE QUARANTINE IS JUST APRECAUTION.
WHILE NEARLY 20CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HAVEBEEN CONFIRMED IN THE U-S...NO ONE HAS TESTED POSITIVEIN OKLAHOMA.OUR TATIANNA TAYLOR SHOWS USWHAT IT'S LIKE FOR THETEACHER..
BACK IN TULSA..AND WAITING OUT THEQUARANTINE IN HER OWN HOME.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "It was atough decision, some of theother teachers who I workedwith there from countriesaround the world and Idebated everyday.
Should westay here, should we gohome?" QUARANTINED AT HOME.AMID CONCERNS ABOUT THESPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS..FORMER TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLSTEACHER CATHY ESSLEY..RETURNING TO TULSA AFTERTEACHING FOR A YEAR AND AHALF IN BEJING.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "Everydayit was back and forth.
Idecided it was probably timeto go ahead and go home.
Andlet the coronavirus settledown.
We will eventuallywill have to return tofinish ourschool year." OPTIONS WERELIMITED, BUT ESSLEY WAS ABLEFLY TO SOUTH KOREA..
THEN TOTHE U-S.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "When Ientered the Beijing airport,they did a temperaturecheck.
We signed severalforms and then anothertemperature check before wewent in and waited at thegate." ESSLEY SAYS C-D-CWORKERS TOOK HERTEMPERATURE SEVERAL TIMESBETWEEN EACH FLIGHT.
SHESAYS THE PROCESS WAS NERVEWRACKING..
AND SHE'S GLAD TOBE HOME.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "I wouldrather be quarantined here,than in an apartment inBeijing." THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT ASKED THAT ESSLEYSTAY IN HER HOME UNTILFEBRUARY 29TH.
HER FRIENDSAND FAMILY HAVE STEPPED INTO HELP.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "It'salways nice to see who'sgoing to arrive on my porch,everyday.
There is alwayssomeone out there so that iskind of fun too." ..BRINGINGHER FOOD, GROCERIES, ANDANYTHING ELSE SHE NEEDS.HELP ESSLEY WILL NEED AS SHECONTINUES TEACHING HERCHINESE STUDENTS ONLINE...FROM HER HOME ACROSS THEGLOBE.Cathy Essley//Local ChineseStudent Teacher: "I amfollowing my quarantineprocedures.
I am not leavingthe house.
So, I will beinside until at least Feb29th because that is whatthe health department hasrequired of me." TATIANNATAYLOR..
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