21 Jul Utah Covid-19 Digital Collection – Submissions Update
Public submissions to the Utah COVID-19 Digital Collection have been ongoing since April and have now reached nearly 750 items. To date, the collection consists of photographs, written stories, and several oral histories with physicians working on the front lines of the pandemic. View the entire collection here.
Beginning in mid-March, Utah began experiencing closures across the state and Utahns daily lives and common activities dramatically changed. The photographic content, which represents 90% of the collection, largely public mirrored these changes. Social distancing, staying at home, mask wearing, working from home, k-12 and university students attending school from home, and in some instances, people experiencing COVID-19 or being tested for it. Below are some common themes and images from the photograph portion of the collection.
About 10% of the collection consists of written stories. These stories have been submitted by University of Utah students, high school students, and the public. Below are some selected quotes from each group. Please browse the written stories segment of the collection for more.
University of Utah Student, Brock Allen
High school senior, Quincy White
In collaboration with Dr. Gretchen Case, Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah School of Medicine, there are several in-depth interviews with physicians who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.