COVID 19 Journal Questions

Are you journaling through Covid 19? We are living through extreme times, like the 1918-19
flu epidemic, the Polio epidemic years, and War times. During the next few days, grab a
notebook or computer, and prepare to jot down notes on your thoughts and reactions to the
world right now.
1. When were you aware of Covid 19 and when did you realize it might affect your life?

2. Today is Sunday, April 26. 2020.
- We are at 42 days of social isolation.
- The dollar is worth $ 5.32, the euro $ 5.77 and the pound $ 6.54.
- gas is around 1.47 gallon in Duncan, OK
- Schools have been closed since mid-March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will most likely
continue for the rest of the school year.
- There are lines/tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.
- Bars and restaurants only for home delivery & pick-up.
- Parks, beaches and walk-in places are not accessible to the public.
- All sports competitions have been cancelled.
- All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.
- Weddings, family celebrations and birthdays have been cancelled. Funerals limited to 10-20 people.
- People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays!
- Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and
friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.
- Hugs and kisses are not given.
- The churches are closed or online.
- We have to stay away from each other 6 ft or more
- Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals.
- There are fewer ventilators than there should be.
- People are wearing masks, some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even
making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!
- Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and
limited per person... IF you can even find them!
- Stores are closing early to disinfect everything. (24-hour stores are even closing by 9 pm)
- Store checkouts, pharmacies and even fast food drive-thru windows have added plexiglass
between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!
- You can't find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.
- Australia, USA and Europe have closed their borders.
- Western Australia has been divided into 9 territories & an instant $1,500 fine issued for crossing
the border without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services etc)
- No one is travelling for leisure. Airports empty. Tourism has the worst crisis in history.

3. What is your arsenal of supplies to keep you healthy? What precautions are you taking? Are
supplies limited? How easily can you obtain supplies? Have you had to shop outside your regular
stores or wait longer times to replenish supplies?

4. Have some events you’ve been looking forward to been cancelled or postponed? How do
graduations, weddings, funerals, and other milestone events look during this pandemic?
If they affected your family, how did they make you feel? What solutions did you use to celebrate
with others from afar?

5. How has shopping changed for you? What businesses are open? What safety precautions are
in place? What has been closed to shut their doors for an unknown period of time? How are
“essential businesses” to operate safely? Have “non-essential” businesses managed to deliver
services in a new way?

6. Do you find that you have more time on your hands since we’ve had restrictions put on travel and
activities? How have you filled that time? Have you worked on any new skills or hobbies?

7. Scientists are now predicting mutant strains of Covid 19. Many people who have survived the
initial infection have been stricken with heart problems or strokes. Do you think life will go back
to the way it was a year ago? Will you feel comfortable in crowds such as ballgames and concerts?
What routines have your family adopted that you would like to continue?

8. Have you personally been impacted by COVID 19? Have you been exposed, tested, or contracted
it? Has a friend or relative contracted the disease?