During these difficult times, it is inspiring to see how the community is responding. We see businesses adapting their business models to keep their doors open and continue to serve their communities. There are community members stepping forward to serve food in our food pantries and schools, checking in on our neighbors and even sewing facial masks.
We were particularly in awe of Shenandoah County Library’s initiative to create a COVID-19 journal to record the lives of community members during this pandemic and preserve the stories as part of the county’s historic narrative. I wanted to find out more and thought you might like to too, so I spoke to Zach Hottel, the archivist at the Shenandoah County Library who is organizing the COVID-19 journal.