There are no more blocked-out seats, but every face is masked nonetheless.
“Have you traveled anywhere outside of the country in the last 4 months?”
“Even if things improve, I’ll still be a teacher.”
The room’s chatter is low, respectful. Broken only by an occasional voice from the front.
The voice calls out, “I have three more names on the booaaard….”
The room pauses as everyone turns to look. Three people stand up.
A farmer from