Participant 021 and 022 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participants 21 and 22 share that COVID-19 changed their lives dramatically in one day. As a parent and child, the participants found it challenging to have everyone home at the same time, but that they found support from family and friends. They felt overwhelmed with a lack of access to necessities, such as gas. The participants share disappointment in the lack of adherence to pandemic guidelines by some individuals. They share that positive moments during the pandemic came from camp experiences, with supportive staff and being able to interact with other children. They shared their perceptions that New Jersey could have done better to eliminate some panic, and that isolating people was very negative despite trying to stay safe.


Positive Outlook, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Social Re-Connect, Unpredictability, Self-Care Strategies, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Resilience, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Older Persons, Children, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Access to Care, View of the Federal Government's Response (in 2020), Recommendations, COVID-19 Pandemic, Burlington Co. (N.J.), New Jersey