Excerpt: Before it was even categorized as a pandemic, COVID-19 created an unprecedented amount of disruption. In the span of my relatively young life, I have never seen anything affect all aspects of society in as disruptive a way as this.
Thus far, it’s impacted how we live, work and play. It has forced us to take responsibility for our communities, protecting our most vulnerable populations by depriving ourselves. It has changed the routine of our daily lives and for some, prompted re-discovery around how we spend our time. It’s had disruptive implications for childcare, work effectiveness, and social relationships and has sparked well-founded fears around job and financial security. Like so many things, it has wreaked disproportionate havoc on the most financially vulnerable among us.