Karah, Gladwin

Storyteller: Alex Mason In March of 2020, Karah (43) had went about her day in her normal fashion; coffee, early morning NCIS, and a few swipes through Facebook before she went off to work. When she arrived at the diner/restaurant she worked at in Beaverton, the overall mood was tense. Moments later, she was told that she would be sent homeContinue reading “Karah, Gladwin”

Jeremy, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Trinity DeCaire Forty-four-year-old Jeremy learned about COVID-19 in March of 2020, his workplace was considering shutting down for about two weeks. Jeremy is a factory technician for the prototype division at Nexteer Automotive. When he had first learned about COVID-19 he didn’t understand the full effect that it had or the soon coming effectContinue reading “Jeremy, Saginaw County”

Monica, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Trinity DeCaire Monica is a thirty-nine-year-old mother and civil servant who lives in Saginaw, Michigan. She first heard about COVID-19 when news about Wuhan was being broadcasted. Her current main focuses are work and family, she works as an Income Tax Auditor who processes local income tax filings and assists taxpayers with their filings,Continue reading “Monica, Saginaw County”

Scott, Bay City

Storyteller: Alex Mason “These years will be in the history books” was said by Scott (43) of Bay City. Scott is a Welder/Robotics Technician, a programmer, holds a basic certification in CNC machines, and dabbles in electrical work. He’s regularly found fixing mistakes that not a soul knew of their origin, he is also in and out of the office where it is air conditioned in the summer, and even setting up robotic cells of variousContinue reading “Scott, Bay City”

Crystal, Midland

Storyteller: Anna Bradford Crystal is a 39 year old elementary school teacher from Midland Michigan, who is also a mother to two kids. She first became aware of the spreading COVID-19 illness when schools started discussing, what was supposed to be, a temporary shutdown in early March of 2020.  When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit,Continue reading “Crystal, Midland”

Onyka, Bay County

Storyteller: Michelle Wilkerson Onyka is a 26-year-old who lives in Bay City, Michigan. Before the pandemic, she worked full-time as a stocker in a grocery store. Due to Covid, she stays at home with her 6-month-old son, while her fiancé takes the risk of working. Onyka first heard of COVID-19 through a friend from JapanContinue reading “Onyka, Bay County”

Isaac, Midland

Storyteller: Jessica Thompson “Beep beep- my phone went off with a new alert talking about a virus spreading in China. I remember reading the article and thinking that it will never make it here.” A local police officer, Isaac stated when recalling when he had heard about the pandemic.  When asked how the pandemic hasContinue reading “Isaac, Midland”