The COVID-19 Project: Thirty-one Days of Isolation in Small Town Middle America

May 1, 2020 @ 8:45AM — May 31, 2020 @ 12:00AM

Keep a daily journal throughout the month of May

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Keep a Journal during May to Document your Shelter-in-place Experience.

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During the month of May we are asking the people of our community to keep a journal of their lives while we shelter-in-place. You can keep your journal on your computer or hand write it. It doesn’t matter how mundane the day seems, we just ask that you record your thoughts and experiences.

The idea of keeping a journal during our current isolation was inspired by the London Blitz during World War II. Hub Board Member Richard Fishel got the idea from a book he was reading about Churchill and the London Blitz. Londoners were encouraged to keep diaries/ journals about their daily lives during the war. The emphasis was on the mundane things that didn’t make the headlines.

Afterwards, we’d like to turn the journals into a book or blog that focuses on how small town, Mid-America coped with a month of self-isolation.