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Did your state have a mask mandate? If so, when did it start and when did it end?
How many wear masks?
What % of people wore masks - both indoors (grocery stores) and outdoors (parks)? A rough percentage is fine.
Tell us about your local public schools, and private schools if you are familiar with them.
If you don’t have kids in any school, simply call a local school and ask. You could also speak to a friend, neighbor, or relative who has kids to find out more details.
Shut down - when? Returned - when? *
Did schools shut down? About when did they return to in-person?
Return school situation *
When schools retuned, how did they return (virtual / hybrid / in person)?
Difference between private & public schools *
Is there a difference between public / private schools?
If you’re more familiar with a local private school, I’d love to hear how they are dealing with restrictions along with anything you may know about the public schools as a point of comparison.
Interruptions due to COVID
Have in-person classes been interrupted by newly discovered COVID infections? For how long?
Restaurants Restaurant capacity limitations
Did your state have restaurant capacity limitations? If so, were they being clearly followed by local restaurants?
Exceptions for indoor or outdoor dining
Were there indoor / outdoor dining exceptions?
I’m not picky about congregation, they could be synagogues, churches, wards, or mosques. I’m curious to know the details of how any local group is gathering. If you are not religious or you are not attending services, please call a local congregation to see if they are meeting in-person.
When services were canceled
When did religious gatherings stop taking place?
When services resumed
When did religious gatherings resume, roughly?
Restrictions on religious gatherings
What restrictions have there been on religious gatherings?
These can be either government mandated or self-imposed. Examples of restrictions are capacity restrictions, mask mandates, or restrictions on indoor singing.
Movie Theaters and Live Performances Opening and availability
In the midst of the pandemic, were theaters open? What kinds of limitations or restrictions are in place?
Private rentals and restrictions
Are theaters available for private rentals? What limitations or restrictions are in place?
If your local theater is open, please go through the process of purchasing a ticket if for no other reason than to see how many seats are filled for a show on a Friday evening or what the seating chart looks like. Are there spacer seats blocked out?
Large live events
This could refer to any live event, from concerts to theater to sports events. When did they open up? Were they indoors or outdoors? What were restrictions they had to abide by?
Other Things That Matter
I want to hear your stories about how COVID has impacted your community.
Have you been avoiding going to the hospital because of COVID? What about the dentist? What patterns have changed and how have they changed?
Perhaps you work in healthcare or in a local government or run a small business or care very specifically about an activity or industry that has see specific impact related to COVID. This is the place to talk about that.
What is important?
Tell me what else matters to you:
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