Austin, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Megan Hoesman Austin turned 18 in June, the middle of the Michigan shutdown. He grew up in Saginaw County with his family. Austin was not aware of the Coronavirus until his girlfriend told him about it at the end of February. At the time, the only way that the Coronavirus affected him was thatContinue reading “Austin, Saginaw County”

Bryan and Michelle, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Megan Hoesman In mid-March, Michelle was sitting at work listening to her coworker, a hypochondriac, talking about a virus that was spreading out of China. Michelle did not believe her, but still told her husband, Bryan, about it. Michelle and Bryan are both 46 and have been married for 23 years. They started aContinue reading “Bryan and Michelle, Saginaw County”

Bill and Barb, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Megan Hoesman Bill and Barb first heard about the Coronavirus when it was spreading out of China, and newscasters reassured people that it would not reach the United States. However, they were more concerned when they had to fly home to Michigan and saw people in masks. Bill and Barb have been married sinceContinue reading “Bill and Barb, Saginaw County”