Detail from Government of Canada Covid-19 leaflet.

The Community Archives is planning to create a record of our region’s experience of the coronavirus crisis and we need the help of local residents, businesses, and organizations.

Have you taken photographs recording Hastings County or Belleville’s responses to the crisis? Would you be willing to make a record of your own experience?

Here are some questions to consider, if you would like to share your story. You can write down your responses, or you might prefer to make a video or audio recording of your thoughts on the topic.

  1. How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted your daily life?
  2. Have you had any experiences of providing or receiving healthcare during the crisis?
  3. Have there been any unexpected benefits of Covid-19?
  4. Have your interactions with your neighbours changed?
  5. Have you taken up any new hobbies?
  6. How have your eating habits been affected?
  7. What is the strangest thing that happened to you as a result of the Covid-19 crisis?

You can email your photographs or stories to the archives. Let us know if you are happy for your contributions to be shared with other people right away, or if you would prefer them to be made available after a certain date.