People of Conejo: How COVID Affects a Hairdresser

By Deidre Fisher as told to L. R. Ames On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, my whole world changed.  That day, I learned that I—along with millions of other working people—would be prohibited from going to our jobs.   Just like that, starting the very next day, government orders had shut down “nonessential” workplaces because a virus had come to us.   My immediate response was one of great fear.  I felt then—as I do now—that shutting down was a catastrophe.  Our country’s economy had been the best it had been…