Coty, MIdland

Storyteller: Manuela Harper                 Coty is a 31-year-old assistant to a Colorectal Surgeon.  She first heard about COVID sometime in February of 2020.  Working in the healthcare field, emails were being sent out making everyone aware of the situation.  Not much information was known but they were letting people know what they could without tryingContinue reading “Coty, MIdland”

Richard, Bay City

Richard is 39 years old and lives in Bay City, Michigan. Richard is lucky because even before the pandemic he was already working remotely. He is a Software Developer for Ascension Health and works closely with healthcare professionals. Because of his job working in a hospital, Richard has been in a more privileged position toContinue reading “Richard, Bay City”

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”

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”