Pandemic (Story #372)

When I first found out about the corona virus, I thought that It was going to stay in China and not spread to the United States, I had no idea the horror that lied ahead. Firstly, I heard that It was in my country, then my state, then my county. Soon enough, a kid that goes to palm beach county schools ended up with the corona virus, so the governor decided to close all schools in Palm Beach County. This news came to me with a shock. I was in my math class when doing my work when my teacher said that we have 2 weeks off from school due to the corona virus, but then weeks turned into months and here we are. To be honest, when I heard that the corona virus has spread across the world, the feeling of worry spread all the way across my face.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 22, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Riviera Beach
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Paying the bills, and Safety of my neighborhood

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Fear