Participant 579 Community Conversations Written Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this written interview, Participant 579 writes that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all aspects of their life. The participant shares that they have experienced difficulty finding work and navigating a language barrier. They share that they also contracted COVID-19, but is thankful for all the moral support they received from friends and family. The participant says that undocumented immigrants were left out from the COVID-19 response.


COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Unpredictability, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Clinical Care, Social and Economic Factors, Language as a Barrier, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Loss of Job or Business, Resources Needed, Resilience, Acts of Kindness, Employment, Those Left out of Virus Response, Lack of Financial Means to Support Basic Needs, Self-Care Strategies, Vaccine for COVID-19, Recommendations, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Undocumented Individuals, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Social Re-Connect, Positive Outlook, Essex Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic