Writings, recollections, and musings

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How has COVID-19 changed Your life?
Excerpts of replies to the question "How has COVID-19 changed Your life?" from guided questionnaires submitted to Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive.

Are you practicing social distancing? Why or why not? If yes, what are you doing? How do you stay in touch with family and friends? 
Excerpts of replies to the question "Are you practicing social distancing? Why or why not? If yes, what are you doing? How do you stay in touch with family and friends?" from guided questionnaires submitted to Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community…

Have you experienced a momentous life event since this began, such as an anniversary, birth, birthday, death, engagement, graduation, wedding, etc.? How has sheltering in place affected your experience? 
Excerpts of replies to the questions "Have you experienced a momentous life event since this began, such as an anniversary, birth, birthday, death, engagement, graduation, wedding, etc.? How has sheltering in place affected your experience?" from…

What do you think about the actions of government leaders in response to this crisis? 
Excerpts of replies to the question "What do you think about the actions of government leaders in response to this crisis?" from guided questionnaires submitted to Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive.

If you are a student, faculty, or staff employee at CSUSM, how do you feel the university has responded to the crisis? 
Excerpts of replies to the question "If you are a student, faculty, or staff employee at CSUSM, how do you feel the university has responded to the crisis? " from guided questionnaires submitted to Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory…

What do you most look forward to when the pandemic passes? 
Excerpts of replies to the question "What do you most look forward to when the pandemic passes?"  from guided questionnaires submitted to Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive.

The Present Will Soon Pass
One of six poems by Gabrielle O'Flaherty, written at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting her feelings and experiences at that time.

I Want to Hold Your Hand
One of six poems by Gabrielle O'Flaherty, written at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting her feelings and experiences at that time.

Life in a Pandemic
Author's account of their experiences during the pandemic.

Telling Our Stories
Author's account of their experience with grandparents' contracting the coronavirus.

My COVID-19 Story
Author's account of diagnosis of family members with COVID-19.

"Tengo Ansiedad, mom"
Feelings of a 21-year old Mexican-American in quarantine.
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