Participant 578 Community Conversations Written Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this written interview, Participant 578 shares that they have struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic because they could not find work. They share that isolation and having to stay at home were sources of stress. The participant explains that they had to spend their savings on buying a computer and installing internet at home so their children could attend school remotely. The participant shares they have struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic.


COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Social and Economic Factors, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Food Insecurity, Loss of Job or Business, Resources Needed, Unpredictability, Lack of Financial Means to Support Basic Needs, Acts of Kindness, Financial_Economic (In)stability, Employment, Religion or Spirituality, Social Re-Connect, Digital Divide, Recommendations, Language as a Barrier, Positive Outlook, Resilience, Factors Impacting the Digital Divide, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Vaccine for COVID-19, Essex Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic