Participant 002 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participant 2 shares their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. They share about populations that may be impacted or left out such as the homeless, elderly, people of color, and lower income and the sadness brought on by COVID-19 by witnessing trucks of body bags. They discuss concerns about the impact of the pandemic on existing systemic issues, individuals not taking precautions or guidelines seriously and what may be future impact of COVID-19. The participant shares the friends and support systems they relied on to navigate COVID-19, and trusting information about COVID-19 from health care professionals and the CDC.


Recommendations, Frustrations with Lack of Adherence, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Acts of Kindness, Young Adults, Unpredictability, Loss of Job or Business, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Older Persons, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Food Insecurity, Housing Insecurity_Instability, Quality of Care, Social Re-Connect, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Communities of Color_Minoritized Individuals, Low Income Individuals, Self-Care Strategies, Financial_Economic (In)stability, Social and Economic Factors, Homeless Individuals, View of the Federal Government's Response (in 2020), Loss of Health Insurance, New Jersey, Essex Co. (N.J.)