And as part of this reporting project, we'd like to hear from you, our readers. What's your takeaway from this unprecedented year of isolation? What will the legacy of the pandemic be in how you live your life?
The health and economic crises have impacted different groups of people in divergent ways: Front-line hospital workers are increasingly exhausted, and some are angry, at the never-ending influx of patients; those who have been unemployed are facing mounting debt and fearing the day that back rent will be due; others have volunteered to help others and, through doing so, experienced the world in new and different ways.
The Weekly's "One year in" will publish in two parts starting next Friday. Our journalists are busy interviewing and photographing people from different walks of life, but we'd also like to include your contributions in this series. So what's your story been during the pandemic? How are you different today than you were one year ago?
We welcome your thoughts, whether brief or lengthy. Send us your perspective by emailing [email protected] or by leaving us a three-minute voicemail message at 650-223-6514 by Wednesday, March 10. You'll need to leave your full name and a way for us to contact you.
To read the reflections now of one local resident, see this week's guest opinion column on page 16, written by former Palo Alto Unified School District educator Rachel Kellerman, who became a contact tracer last year.