Cheryl, Auburn

Storyteller: McKenzie Hurd Cheryl is 57 years old and lives in Auburn, Michigan with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, dog named Bella, and two cats. Cheryl is the manager of Dollar General. Her responsibility is to hire and train new employees, managing the store’s daily operations to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and make sureContinue reading “Cheryl, Auburn”

Shelly, Bay City

Storyteller: McKenzie Hurd Shelly is 54 years old and lives in Bay City, Michigan with her son, dog, and cat. She works at McLaren Bay Region as a radiographer. Her main responsibility is to perform medical imaging, such as an X-ray, to help diagnose the patient’s condition, preparing the patient for their procedure which includesContinue reading “Shelly, Bay City”

Lori, Auburn

Storyteller: McKenzie Hurd Lori is 50 years old who lives in Auburn, Michigan with her husband, and two daughters. She is a registered nurse at Great Lakes Bay Surgery and Endoscopy Center in Midland, Michigan. Lori’s responsibility is to interview patients for their health history, obtain any necessary cardiac clearances, and perform patient education totalContinue reading “Lori, Auburn”

Adelina, Saginaw

Storyteller: Manuela Harper Adelina is a 31-year-old Health Information Management Specialist, where she retrieves and delivers charts to the appropriate staff and locations in healthcare.  She first learned of COVID in either the end of January or February of 2020.  Since she does not watch much TV, she learned of it through Facebook.  There wereContinue reading “Adelina, Saginaw”

Jackson, Kalamazoo

Storyteller: Paige Timpe  Jackson is an 18-year-old senior in high school where he attends Plainwell High School. His focus is finishing his senior year to go onto college where he plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University, in Saginaw, Michigan where he will be studying economics. Aside from school he also works for his dad helping him with his pool business where he works on building and maintaining pools.  Jackson’s first-time hearing about COVID-19 was March ofContinue reading “Jackson, Kalamazoo”

Michelle, Plainwell

Storyteller: Paige Timpe  As a mother to me and my younger sister, Michelle is a 45-year-old woman who spends her days working as a purchasing supervisor at Summit Polymers in Portage, Michigan. She oversees all the purchasing department and supervises all the purchased goods for an automotive company where they assemble interior car parts.  Michelle first heard about covid in early March of 2020 from the news and social media. AsContinue reading “Michelle, Plainwell”

Julie, Kalamazoo

Storyteller: Paige Timpe  Julie is a 44-year-old woman who works for Mall City Mechanical in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she is a Human Resources Director. She spends her days at work handling recruitment, employment policies, training, and oversees the workplace safety. Along with her job, Julie is also a mother to 3 teenage boys which may be a handful at times.  Julie first heard about COVID-19 from her sons as they saw information on social media relating to it. During the pandemic, her day-to-day lifeContinue reading “Julie, Kalamazoo”