Kasey, Iosco County

Storyteller: Garette Minzey Kasey’s day to day life changed slowly when the state decided to close for the first time, and then abruptly when the nursing home started reporting cases of residents and employees catching Covid. Kasey being the person that handles all residents’ personal belongings, it startled her to work in that environment withoutContinue reading “Kasey, Iosco County”

Marnie, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Brayden Paris Marnie is 48 years of age and lives in Freeland with her family. Her position is Special Ed Director of Freeland Community Schools. Her job deals primarily with deaf and learning disorders, people who were strongly impacted by COVID-19.  Marnie initially heard of the virus in the media, sometime around February toContinue reading “Marnie, Saginaw County”

Robert, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Brayden Paris Robert is 49 years of age and lives in Freeland, MI. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was the St. Charles High School Principal, assigned now to the Saginaw ISD, presiding over the Special Ed department for St. Charles. Similar to many, Mr. Paris learned about COVID-19 while most ofContinue reading “Robert, Saginaw County”

Craig, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Brayden Paris Craig is 51 years old, and lives in Saginaw with his family. He is one of the many brave principals in the Michigan education system. As COVID-19 threatens everyone close to him, unlike many he has been lucky to avoid COVID-19. He presides over the Swan Valley Middle school now.  Craig reportedContinue reading “Craig, Saginaw County”

Christina, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Phyllis Schmitter Before the pandemic, Christina worked as a shift supervisor at an assisted living facility. She just went through her days busily, spending time working and barely seeing her children, two of which had moved out and the third was still going strong in her senior year. She first found out about theContinue reading “Christina, Saginaw County”

Kevin, Saginaw County

Storyteller: Madeline Spillane Kevin is 47 and lives in Hemlock, Mi. He is self employed as a notary, insurance sales, consultant, and father of two girls. Kevin first heard about Covid in early January over talk radio. His job shuttered a lot and was forced to take any job opportunities that came his way. TimesContinue reading “Kevin, Saginaw County”

Kelly, Bay County

Storyteller: Emilee Green At fifty-four years old, Kelly of Bay City has spent her whole life working in healthcare and has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Currently working as a registered nurse and Case Manager at Covenant Hospital, she recalls first hearing about COVID-19 on the news station at her parents’ house.Continue reading “Kelly, Bay County”

Darren, Bay County

Storyteller: Emilee Green Fifty-eight year old Darren of Bay City works for the UAW as a General Motors Global Propulsions Team Leader. During March of 2020 Darren spent most of his days at the General Motors plant in Bay City, hanging out with his family, and spending time with his three dogs Hazel, Bear, andContinue reading “Darren, Bay County”