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San Antonio justice shares her personal battle against coronavirus during children's town hall

Justice Luz Elena Chapa spoke about how difficult it's been having to self-quarantine at home.
Credit: justicechapa.com

SAN ANTONIO — During a town hall with the San Antonio Mayor, a justice weighed in on her personal battle with coronavirus.

Justice Luz Elena Chapa, who serves on the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, spoke about how difficult it's been having to self-quarantine at home - staying away from her three young children.

Chapa shared how she has been able to see them through a glass door in her bedroom. She tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a family vacation to Utah in March. (To watch the town hall, click here or on the video below.)

COVID 19 Children's Town Hall

LIVE: Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Justice Luz Elena Chapa are holding a town hall for children to talk about the coronavirus.

Posted by KENS 5 & Kens5.com on Monday, April 13, 2020

She became emotional as she shared during the town hall what it's like dealing with a coronavirus diagnosis. Chapa said despite her family's efforts throughout the trip to use hand sanitizer, gloves and masks, she still became sick once she returned home.

Both Chapa and Mayor Ron Nirenberg answered questions brought up by children during the live broadcast. Chapa responded to one, saying how important it is to wear masks if you are out in public, even though they might seem "silly."

She ended the town hall by reminding children that we all have to do our best to get through these tough times.

"I know there might not be any fun aspect to this," she said. "But we can do our best to try to be creative, to empower one another and to enjoy the time we do get to spend together."

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