Maureen

Maureen is a college student who works at an assisted living facility. “It was hard not seeing, like, our favorite [senior living] residents that we’d see like every day while we’re serving, um, but now we keep–there’s more appreciation with the residents…they leave like little notes, or like, give us candy.” Interview highlight: “It was…

Becky

Becky is a high school teacher and mother of three. She lives with her husband and her youngest daughter, who is in middle school. “I asked [my students], ‘what–what do you miss the most?’ and what they all said was, ‘I miss being with my friends, and hanging out with my friends.’ So, I think…

Kristie

Kristie is a film teacher at Leewall Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. “Other students are currently doing online virtual learning, but due to my contract, I was actually hired as a contractor professor with the school, so I am currently not working because I am technically a freelancer, and it’s really hard to kind of…

Daniel

Daniel* is a Nigerian resident that talks about the impact of the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria. “We’ve been at home, let’s say, four weeks now. Food, money, no work, no jobs, no nothing. Everywhere is just…on lockdown. Everyone needs money, everyone needs food to eat. Some Nigerians are even breaking the [stay-at-home] order because, according…

Dr. Trovato

Dr. Trovato is the interim director of Medical Rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger and an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  “The department I’m in really had to ramp up telehealth, train people to do what they’ve never done before via video. I’m in a specialty that is very hands-on so it was [interesting] trying to…

Kathy

Kathy is a type-one diabetic who works as a nurse at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey. “I wasn’t worried about not getting a job again cuz like, I know I would get a job cuz I have a lot of experience, I was more worried about my fellow nurses that were gonna stay…

Katlyn

Katlyn is a fairly recent graduate of the University of Alabama and currently resides in Howard County, Maryland. Both her mother and sister work in a hospital while she works for a tent rental/event company. “[My mother and sister] have to wear double masks, the face shields, they have to change into a different uniform…

Jessica

Jessica is a manager at a D.C. – based coffee company, and also a student at school who graduates in two weeks. She is located in Washington, D.C. and is twenty-six years old. “But I like to think that after this, everyone who’s been here will be just a better leader. Because we’ve all had…

Marjorie

Marjorie is a senior at Salisbury, Maryland. She is studying business management and is a member of a sorority on campus. She works as a leasing consultant and had another on campus job before COVID-19 shutdowns. “Before this all happened, I said I would never miss going to class.” Interview highlight: “Before this all happened,…