In March 2020, the reality of the coronavirus pandemic was settling in. Almost everything, including schools, shut down. So like every student, Vishaala Wilkinson, 14, ended up stuck at home, doing schoolwork and attending online classes in pajamas. But she at least gets to spend more time with her family, which include her parents, grandmother and her 2-year-old sister, Lalitha. Though there are days when Vishaala gets to stretch out her vocal cords with fellow choristers of the San Diego Children's Choir during socially-distanced rehearsals in an outdoor mall parking garage. There, Vishaala can have a bit of normality by socializing and having fun with friends.
Photographed for The San Diego Union-Tribune as part of a special edition marking one year after San Diego shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.