Document Your Experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Document Your Experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everyone in the United States and around the world is experiencing a pandemic caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Record all your experiences, and write about the following questions if they apply to your family. This will eventually be a part of history, and your recorded experience will tell your descendants more than any history book can ever provide.

  1. Did your business close and allow employees to work from home?
  2. Did your children’s school close? Were they required to attend online classes? How did it affect your family?
  3. Was anyone in your family tested for COVID-19 and found to have the virus?
  4. Did you stock up on toilet paper, tissues, and cough medicine? What foods were readily available, and what shortages were there? Write about what you did to be sire you had plenty of supplies on hand.
  5. Share personal experience that took place during this crisis.
  6. Write what it was like in your home town during this crisis.
  7. Write about your feelings during this time. Did you feel it was blown out of proportion? Were you afraid for your family? Write about your emotions during this time. Did you experience uncertainty for the future of you and your family? Were you cool. calm, and collected? Your ancestors will want to know.
  8. Save newspaper articles, print out Internet information, and take photos of interesting scenes related to the pandemic. (lines outside of grocery stores, window signs listing restrictions, empty streets, closed businesses, and similar items)
  9. Did your children have a difficult time coping with their school and social lives being disrupted? What things did you do to help them adjust?
  10. Wearing masks was mandated for most activities taking place outside the home as well as in all public places. Did anyone in your family have difficulty wearing masks due to health conditions, panic attacks, or other reasons? How did you deal with it.
  11. Political parties disagreed on the steps to take to bring the pandemic to an end. Write your views and how you felt about the how things were handled.
  12. Write about any rallies, marches, protests, and other civil actions that took place relating to the closing of businesses, schools, and activities that were shutdown due to the virus.
  13. During this time, elections were being held for president. Include any political activities you were involved in and your feelings about the political effects on/of the pandemic.
  14. How did Covid-19 change your life and that of your family?

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