It can feel like a parallel universe when you go from a city where kids are cooped up inside at home doing school virtually on their tablets to an isolated small town such as Bruneau, Idaho.
One afternoon this week, the bell had just rung and kids were emptying out of the small elementary school and into the snowy parking lot, almost as if it's 2019 and there is no pandemic.
No one appears to be wearing a mask, which is just fine with parents such as Cassandra Folkman.
"I don't make them wear 'em anywhere we go," Folkman says. "I don't wear one and they don't."