Jimmy, Bay County

Storyteller: Ryley Hart Jimmy is currently in the delayed entry program for the United States Airforce and is looking into cybersecurity there. He is 18 years old and lives in Auburn, Michigan. Jimmy first heard about COVID over social media back in November 2019, when it first was spreading over in China. His day-to-day lifeContinue reading “Jimmy, Bay County”

Thomas, Bay County

Storyteller: Anna Norfleet Thomas was 50 years old when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. At that time, he lived in Kawkawlin, Michigan with his family, a daughter, son, and wife in Kawkawlin and a son attending MSU in East Lansing. He is a self-employed optometrist running two offices with his wife, one officeContinue reading “Thomas, Bay County”

Lee, Bay City

Storyteller: Alexander Younce Leah, or more commonly referred to as “Lee” Torrey works as a bus aide for the Bangor township school system. Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been the debate about whether or not to keep kids in school, something Lee experienced first hand.  She told me “When they decided toContinue reading “Lee, Bay City”

Tammy, Bay County

Storyteller: Heather Henry Tammy is 52 years old and is employed as an elementary school social worker. Her first recollection of Covid-19 was in January. She had heard about it on the news when large amounts of China were being affected. So many people had been dying and it was spreading throughout Europe. Her day-to-dayContinue reading “Tammy, Bay County”

Stephanie, Bay County

Storyteller: Heather Henry Stephanie is 18 years old and resides with her parents. When the pandemic first began, she was employed with Panera Bread in her hometown. However, she was furloughed due to downsizing, which resulted from the pandemic. She did eventually quit to focus on school. The news of Covid-19 first reached her inContinue reading “Stephanie, Bay County”

Sadie, Bay County

Storyteller: Heather Henry Sadie is an 18-year-old freshman in college. She was a senior in high school when news of the pandemic first occurred. Her first recollection of hearing about Covid-19 was from her teachers, which was soon followed by the observation of the virus on the news. Once the pandemic began, her day-to-day lifeContinue reading “Sadie, Bay County”