“When teaching artists became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, I booked my appointment. While many teachers were able to create programs for distance learning, I provide everything necessary for my students & did not. I got vaccinated because I want to protect my community. To do that, we all need to do our part by getting vaccinated for COVID-19. My habits haven’t changed. I still wear a mask when I go out, keep my distance from those I don’t know, and sanitize after touching things. Getting vaccinated is becoming easier each day. I received mine through the convention center, but there are community clinics, and most local pharmacies are offering them as well. I can’t wait to work with young people in a safe and comfortable environment again.”