Participant 008 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participant 8 shares their experience with working remotely and getting to spend more time with their child, a college student, who was navigating virtual education. They found support through their community organization and church. The participant expresses their sadness and disappointment about not seeing other family and friends, and the refusal of others to wear a mask. They describe their fears and nervousness, the inequities in society amplified by the pandemic, and the need for more resources, such as increased testing and more coordinated contact tracing throughout the state.


Unpredictability, Positive Outlook, Those Left out of Virus Response, Social and Economic Factors, Social Re-Connect, Social Pods, Acts of Kindness, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Self-Care Strategies, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Access to Care, Perceived Politicization of Public Health Response, Challenges with Remote Schooling_Virtual Learning for Children, Low Income Individuals, Low Income Communities, Parents or Guardians or Caregivers Functioning as Teachers, View of the Federal Government's Response (in 2020), Frustrations with Lack of Adherence, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, COVID-19 Pandemic, Sussex Co. (N.J.), New Jersey