Alexis, Bay County

Storyteller: Sydney Isbell  Work was always Lexi’s biggest motivation so when that was taken away from her, she felt as though she lost control of her life. She needed to be working to feel like she was making a difference in the world and benefiting herself and others.   At the beginning of the pandemic, she was working a full-time job atContinue reading “Alexis, Bay County”

Bethany, Bay County

Storyteller: Sydney Isbell  Bethany is a wife, mother of three, and works from home as an AVP, loan operations manager. She says her main responsibilities are her children. She has always been a family person and strived when she was around those she loved. During this pandemic she gave birth to a baby boy, Abram, so he takes up most of herContinue reading “Bethany, Bay County”

Carter, Bay County

Storyteller: Sydney Isbell  The start of the coronavirus pandemic was a hard time for everybody but being a senior in high school, with your whole experience ahead of you, it just hit harder. Carter didn’t go to his junior prom, so this was his time to shine for senior prom. Until that was no longer able to happen. Once that was cancelled, heContinue reading “Carter, Bay County”

Cheryl, Bay County

Storyteller: Izabella Rosebush  Cheryl wasn’t really aware of the pandemic until two days before we shut down because she doesn’t like to watch the news. She was helping her son who is a teacher in his classroom. Being a grandma of 11 grandchildren she missed seeing them and having them at her house. However sheContinue reading “Cheryl, Bay 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”

Connor, Bay County

Storyteller: Emilee Green March of 2020 Connor spent most of his time working at Delta College, bartending at a local bar, and spending time with his girlfriend and their cat Jellybean. He, his girlfriend, and Jellybean had been moved in to their tiny apartment on Center Avenue only a week when news of COVID-19 hitContinue reading “Connor, Bay County”

Jennifer, Bay County

Storyteller: Karissa Kowalski Jennifer resides in Bay County, and is a 48 year old high school math and physics teacher. She had initially discovered about the presence of COVID in January, when it started to receive coverage among US media sources. This terrified her because the features of the potentially deadly disease left a lotContinue reading “Jennifer, Bay County”