I’m normally inside, so being inside doesn’t bother. What does bother me is when I start running out of items and I go to the store and everyone is bulk buying things so they aren’t In the stores. When this whole thing started, I was on my last roll of toilet paper. Family dollar was empty. I called my sister, she didn’t have a lot, but she was able to give me a few rolls. I don’t like not being able to have access to the things. I don’t think it’s affecting me like everyone else as I am retired. I was worried about whether I was going to get my direct deposit from the bank but that was not an issue. My bills have gotten paid and I’m pretty much where I was before it got started. I did have the flu in February and I have severe sinusitis. For this reason, I don’t like to wear the mask but I have to. This makes me panic because its difficult breathing. I do self checks and deep breaths to make sure I’m good.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-04-22 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Riviera Beach
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: --
  • In my story: I am calm
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
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