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Pandemic Memory Book
Thoughts & Experiences
What is your relationship with Issaquah (resident, former resident, employer, etc)? What years did you, or do you, reside in Issaquah?
The current COVID-19 pandemic became known to most Americans in January 2020, with news of the outbreak in Wuhan, China. Do you remember what your thoughts were when you first heard about the virus?
What was the first direct impact COVID-19 had on you?
Have you done anything to prepare for an extended period of isolation? What has that process been like?
What do you do for work? How has the pandemic impacted your job?
What has the impact been for any school-age kids in your household? What are they doing to fill the time?
Throughout our history as a nation, different generations remember certain defining events with great clarity. Some of these events include World War II, the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr., and 9/11. What past events does the current pandemic remind you of? How is it different? How is it the same?
How do you think the current pandemic will change our community? Our nation?
What is your biggest fear for our community?
What are you most hopeful about?
Use the space below to add any other thoughts, observations, or information you want to share with us, and with those who come after us.
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