The Dig – Escaping COVID-19 in Nicaragua

Jean Macbride, Multimedia Reporter

Verena Nelson (UVM ’13) was spending the winter in Nicaragua with her boyfriend, teaching English through the website VIPkid to pay living expenses. When the COVID-19 virus hit nearby Costa Rica, Nelson was one of many expats trying to get out of the country, which is ruled by a communist dictator and is not putting social distancing measures into place as of now. Nelson and her boyfriend made it out of the country on one of the last flights out of the area, but others did not.

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