Participant 078, 079 and 080 Community Conversations Focus Group



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this focus group, participants discuss their experiences with social isolation and parenting during the pandemic. Participants also discuss the mask mandate and travel restrictions, difficulty finding COVID-19 testing sites. The participants share challenges in explaining physical distancing to their children, and fears about children losing social connections. Participants share that they saw communities come together to help each other during the pandemic, and the pandemic EBT program was very helpful in terms of maintaining food access.


Atlantic Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Positive Outlook, Self-Care Strategies, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Social Pods, Social Re-Connect, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Unpredictability, Social and Economic Factors, Food Accessibility, Children, Acts of Kindness, Employment, Access to Care, Resilience, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Education, Resources Needed, Noteworthy Quotes for Report or Presentation, Childcare Arrangements, Financial_Economic (In)stability



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