August 17, 2020 at 12:41 AM EDT
Their lives have been upended. Months later, 10 Americans discover methods to thrive.
A resort housekeeper, furloughed for months, worries she’ll lose her advantages. A restaurant supervisor wonders how he’ll be capable to maintain the livelihoods of his household and employees. A current faculty graduate, struggling along with her psychological well being, is frightened of graduating right into a recession.
Like so many others throughout the nation, their lives have been upended — jobs misplaced, firms dropped at a standstill, households separated and futures unsure.
In April, The Washington Post started following the lives of 10 individuals navigating the coronavirus pandemic. Our objective was to grasp how the pandemic would have an effect on them and hundreds of thousands of different Americans dealing with comparable challenges over time. What would their lives appear to be months later? Would they be capable to return to these misplaced jobs? Would companies be capable to survive and would federal help packages make a distinction?
By Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn