The Day by Day Project
The Kodiak Historical Society recognizes the incredible historic significance of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on our island community. Preventative measures including school closures, government mandates, social distancing, working from home, have already changed our lives on Kodiak dramatically. As each day unfolds, we are responding to the global pandemic and adapting the way we function as individuals, as families, and as a community. The stories we tell and our lives will be forever changed as the result of COVID-19.
The Kodiak History Museum has launched a special project in response COVID-19 called “Day By Day”. Project goals are twofold: to build historical records shared at the Kodiak History Museum, and to boost morale and build community in this time of crisis. Day By Day aims to collect digital files that represent this historic time on Kodiak Island. To establish a comprehensive collection of what’s happening in our community, we need help. Members of the community are asked to share digital files of their COVID experience by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. All files will be added to the historical society’s publicly accessible research files and may be shared online or in print.
Personal histories, thoughts, and feelings
Notices and signs
Social media posts
Anything you think helps represent this history on Kodiak.
Stay tuned for daily highlights from what people share as we get through this experience together.
Day by Day Highlights
Two journal entries, four months apart.
Due to an increase in local COVID-19 cases, Kodiak goes into Red Status and limits businesses to 25% capacity.
Museum staff watch the Governor’s emergency announcement.
Museum staff are doing our part to make sure we’re all healthy!
The t-shirt for the Kodiak Refuge virtual Salmon Camp 2020.
Still waiting 6 feet apart.
These pictures were submitted by a future Kodiak resident who will be moving to the island in the next few months. During March, April, and May, she volunteered her time to help with COVID-19 testing. She submitted this pictures of herself to represent healthcare workers who battled the pandemic head on.
A big thank you to all our healthcare workers who are fighting to keep our communities safe!
Throughout the salmon season there have been many boats quarantined in the harbor. Quarantined boats must fly yellow LIMA flags to show their status.
Safeway and Walmart now require face coverings to shop at their stores in Kodiak.
As the summer continues, numbers spike in Alaska.