The MI Safe Start map from the University of Michigan
In 2020 and 2021, students from Delta College in the Great Lakes Bay region of Michigan gathered information from residents about their experiences with COVID-19. Their task was to interview Michiganders from all walks of life to tell their pandemic stories online. They endeavored to create a living history of this region during the early days of a most unprecedented time. All the stories told here are with the permission of the participants. E-mail laurensmith3@delta.edu with any questions, and please enjoy the stories.
For stories from a specific group or location, click on a tag:

Age 18-25 Age 26-45 Age 46-64 Age 65 + Alger Allendale Alpena Auburn Bay bay city Birch Run Bridgeport Burt Chippewa Township Covid-positive Drummond Island Essexville fairgrove Frankenmuth Freeland Genesee Gladwin Grand Blanc Grand Rapids Iosco Ithaca Kalamazoo Lansing Linwood Livingston Midland Monroe Montmorency Mount Pleasant Oakland Ortonville reese Saginaw Saginaw County Sanford St. Charles Tuscola Washtenaw Wayne White Lake

Click on a name for a story: