COVID-19 has become a global pandemic and the State of California is taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Government entities, hospitals, and countless others are working hard to keep their staff and the public safe while still providing critical services. During these challenging times, schools have closed and moved online, tens of thousands have lost their jobs, health care professionals are working around the clock, and statewide stay at home orders have been put in place to protect those who are most vulnerable.
The California State Archives is leading the California COVID-19 Archive, which documents the stories and experiences of Californians during these challenging and uncertain times. We invite you to share your story and experience here. Your submission will serve as an important contribution to this community memory project and will be a critical primary source so that future generations can better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Californians. Your submission can become a part of the State Archives’ historical collections and may be featured in our online California COVID-19 Archive collection webpage.
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