Participant 574 Community Conversations Written Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this written interview, Participant 574 shares their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing their disappointment that they can no longer meet with friends for a cup of coffee. They express sadness in losing loved ones to COVID-19 and not having a chance to say goodbye. The participant shares that they have struggled with food insecurity, and is thankful for an organization that provided them with food.


COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Acts of Kindness, Unpredictability, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Frustrations with Lack of Adherence, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Religion or Spirituality, Digital Divide, Social and Economic Factors, Self-Care Strategies, Food Insecurity, Language as a Barrier, Social Re-Connect, Vaccine for COVID-19, Resources Needed, Factors Impacting the Digital Divide, Recommendations, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Essex Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic