Across the world, Coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting the lives of nearly every single person. Through this special spotlight series, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with members of the St. Louis regional community. How are diverse individuals viewing the pandemic, and what strategies are they using to thrive in this time of uncertainty? 

Library assistant feels some anxiety about shopping and returning to work

Community Conversations
Sue Anne W. is a library assistant working from home in University City, MO. Due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, her son’s wedding has been postponed. She understands the necessity of social distancing and longs for the day when she can hug her son again. Grocery Shopping Sue Anne is frustrated with one aspect of […]

Calvin helps with employment, sees poor masking habits during COVID-19 pandemic

Community Conversations
Calvin B., 67, lives with his wife in 63115 and works in 63103, two of the top five ZIP codes in St. Louis City for COVID-19 infection. He likes to play scrabble, work in his garden, and hopes to get back to playing handball soon. Employment Connection Calvin is a specialist at Employment Connection, a […]

Terrez H. keeps a positive attitude, sees mixed compliance while canvassing

Community Conversations
Terrez H., a 24-year-old living in Soulard, was surprised by what he saw in the community when he took on a weekend canvassing position through PrepareSTL, sharing COVID-19 information in hot spot areas. COVID-19 Safety Campaign PrepareSTL is a collaborative campaign powered by the Missouri Foundation for Health in partnership with the Regional Health Commission, […]

Jeffrey S. mitigates risks, stays active taking care of himself, brother, and community

Community Conversations
Jeffrey S. mitigates risks, stays active taking care of himself, brother, and community Jeffrey S. is a retired widower living in the west end of St. Louis city in a two-story home where he cares for an older brother who has diabetes and dementia. Jeffrey has always been active: roller skating, exercising, and staying connected […]