REDDING, Calif.-All across the county, the coronavirus is forcing people to change the way they live.
Action News Now spoke to a woman in Redding who says the coronavirus has been a silver lining.
Theresa Rothrock is a mother of two boys, a two-year-old and an eight-month old. She tells Action News Now that because of the coronavirus, she's spending more time with her family.
She says she's been balancing her life between taking care of her kids at home while still going to work.
The daycare her two toddlers go to temporarily closed down so now she's at home more and spending time with t=her family.
She's a physician's assistant at a local medical center so she's still coming into work to help treat patients.
"It’s just really making us kind of strip down our daily lives and how busy we are doing this and that," says Rothrock. "And to really just love on each other and make that connection again, which I actually think, I really enjoy it.”
Some of the way she manages to keep her kids entertained include going out for walks, hikes, and doing more outdoor activities.
Rothrock tells Action News Now her husband is teacher and is working from home, so it's allowed the four to bond more as a family.
Action News Now also spoke to Jon Weber, a second-year Shasta College student.
Like many students, he's having to adapt to learning from home.
Despite having more free time to go out, Weber says he never thought it'd be difficult to find things to keep him busy.
Weber tells Action News Now he has one more semester at Shasta College before he heads to a four-year college.
But with everything going on, he's not sure what will happen now.
"“I’m waiting to talk to a counselor when I get the opportunity, but it's kind of rough," says Weber. "I have one more semester after this, but I'm hoping I can make all these classes go well and have it all work out for me in the end."