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
As businesses in town begin to open, people are encouraged to wear face masks in public and may be turned away or asked to leave if they do not have a mask.
Families are still adjusting to school at home.
School outside is a great way to add variety to your day and get in more hands on learning.
Thanks for all the pictures you shared with us, Kate Schaberg!
4-H is promoting learning life skills at home through their blog series “Learn by Doing at Home.” They are also getting creative in how they thank their leaders for National Volunteer Week!
Keeping track of cases day by day. These are from April 28th.
This video shows a great way to show your support and come together with your community and neighborhood. Does anyone remember hearing them on April 17th?
The sun came out in Kodiak this past week. We can still enjoy it with friends so long as we stay far enough apart.
At first we thought toilet paper was important for getting through this, now we realize it is snack food.
The grocery store is still frequently out of many items.
New boats arriving in Kodiak are required to quarantine for 14 days.
One of the strangest things about what we are currently experiencing, is that it sounds like it could be the plot of a science fiction movie.
Given that, it seems like the best way to face an uncertain future is with your space helmet securely in place.