The Coronavirus Stories Archive

Like many throughout the world, teachers and students have found themselves in the midst of a dangerous pandemic. As we learned more about the COVID-19 virus and the statistics started trickling in, we collectively tensed in shock. Overnight, as teachers and students we've been tasked to move, teach, and learn online (or, as some have called it, to do so "remotely")—an environment with which teachers and students often have little or no experience. Teachers have turned to email lists, social media, and the web to develop their online pedagogies, and students have scrambled to find out what this new environment will require and what the technology changes associated with it will mean. We've developed this archive to collect our teaching, learning, and personal experiences, shared and individual, so that we can understand this important moment in history. We expand on our reasons for creating this archive on our background information page.

Share Your Stories

The Coronavirus Stories Archive allows you to share your experiences — anonymously or otherwise — so that we can understand how, as a community, we reacted, adapted, and came through the pandemic. The site also provides resources for teachers who wish to develop writing assignments around the pandemic.

Instructor Resources

  • Learning & Living in the Time of Coronavirus: Project Introduction and Sample Lesson Plan, provided by Lindsey Harding (PDF | Word/RTF)
  • Changes—Experiencing and Writing about Coronavirus: Writing Assignment, provided by John Scenters-Zapico (PDF | Word/RTF)

Do you have an assignment to contribute? Please send it to John Scenters-Zapico at

View the Stories

The following stories have been reviewed by the Archive editors and released for viewing.

New: You can also view stories that have been organized into collections.

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Untitled, by Anonymous
Untitled, by Anonymous
COVID-19 , by Anonymous
COVID-19 , by Anonymous
Dysmorphia, by Anonymous
The Invisible Threat, by Anonymous
Trust the Journey, by Anonymous
with covid-19, by Anonymous
Untitled , by Anonymous
Anonymous 1, by Anonymous
My COVID-19 Memories , by Jose Dumm
The Strike of the New Norm , by Briana Sontay-Perez
COVID Experience, by Anonymous
Untitled, by Anonymous
New Normal, by Anonymous
Freedom Within a Quarantined Life, by Daniela Alvarez-Orozco
covid, by Anonymous
Stuck Inside, by Jonathan Argueta-Cruz
New Normal, by Mario Avila
Untitled, by Anonymous
More Than Just a Virus, by Alyssa Barajas
Untitled, by Aaron J. Barlow
Untitled, by Maria Barrios
The Result of COVID-19, by Michael Bautista
Engagement at distance, by Charles Bazerman
Unexpected TImes , by Anonymous
My Life Through this Pandemic, by Erica Mae Louise N. Binauhan
My Thoughts During Quarantine, by Julia Blanchard
The Spark Within the Dark, by Treyden Buder-Nakasone
Untitled, by Anonymous
Untitled, by Anonymous
Food Transports, by Nick Carbone
Coronavirus Story, by Juan Cardenas
The COVID-19 Life Struggles, by Daisy Castaneda
Untitled, by Anonymous
Life During Pandemic, by Daphne Cebreros
Discovery and Protection , by Katin Catalina. Cedarholm
Reflective Reality, by Anonymous
Diary Entry #1: The Unexpected, by Melissa G. Cervantes-Anguas
Through Writing, by Jeffrey Chan
The Unexpected Pandemic, by Lizeth Chavez
A Positive Outlook, by Luigi Ciccia
Writing our Memories, by Diana Citalan
Virtually aware, by Geoff Clegg
Coronavirus Life, by Riley S. Day
My Coronavirus Story, by Jason Diaz-Garcia
Covid entries , by Anonymous
My Subtle Thoughts, by Diana Farhat
COVID-NineScreen, by Anonymous
Just A Number, by Lana LL. Fitton
COVID-19 & Volunteer, by Briana Frias
Our lives in 2020, by Anonymous
Untitled, by Holly Gallagher
The Beauty of Our Mind , by Noel Garcia
Life of a Journal, by Valerie Garcia
The exposure of 2020, by Anonymous
Covid Entry, by Anonymous
Change of Routine, by Xitlalli Gomez
Untitled, by Anonymous
The Coronavirus Pandemic, by Kimberly Gonzalez
Who Knows What Day It Is, by Sabrina Gonzalez
Untitled, by Anonymous
Fuck Academic Rigor, by Mara Lee Grayson
138 days, by Ariana Guido
Everything Was Happening Too Fast, by Emma Lee. Guthrie
A Letter to my Family, by Anonymous
The COVID Chronicles , by Jacob Hertz
My experience with COVID-19, by Michelle Hoang
New Perspective , by LESLEY HUIZAR
Coronavirus Setback, by Cesar Ibarra
Quarantine Life , by Jesus Jack Nichol II
You are Quarantined Here, by Brian Jauregui
Covid Chronicle , by Omar Joma
A Big Change , by Anonymous
Inside of Pandemic, by Claudia Lara
Writing to Santa, by Anonymous
Mother Nature, by Jefri Lindo
Untitled, by Anonymous
The Never-Ending Cycle, by Sina C. Madsen
The Plan Untold, by Nyla Manuel
The Unexpected Virus, by Anonymous
What It Was Like, by Anonymous
Social Media, by Sara Matul
Untitled, by Eli Matuszak
Living through this Pandemic , by Ashley McCormick
We Could Just Be Kind, by Megan McIntyre
Finding Blue Skies, by Riley Moon
Untitled, by Sarah Moon
Untitled, by Deborah Mutnick
My Current Thought, by Jossely Narvaez
Dear Professor,, by Patricia Navarra
My 2020 Playlist , by Anonymous
My Coronavirus Story, by Ece Naz Ertunc
selfish, by elizabeth nieto
Untitled, by Anonymous
Untitled, by Chaeyoon Oh
WHAT A BOTHER, by Lisa Owusu Safo
Pictures of Our First Year, by Bethany Pelonis
The Cold Equation, by Emily Perez
Life Between Four Walls, by Jesus Perez
Sitting Within the Noise , by Yvet J. Perez
Letter to My Bestfriend, by Thao T. Phan
Life in a Pandemic, by Yesenia Quezada
My Covid Experince, by Nick Racowschi
A Battle Far from Unique, by Caleb Rodriguez
Untitled, by Matthew Rostomian
My New Life, by Erick Salazar
The Inevitable , by Anonymous
Gut Feelings, by John T. Scenters-Zapico
Untitled, by Ron Scott
Writing during the Epidemic , by Aisha Secundino
My Writing Journal , by Krystal Segura
The New Normal, by Riley Sellers
Dear Future Generation , by Ester Serrano
My Life During the Coronavirus, by Charlie Shumway
Corona-virus Diary, by Anonymous
What I know..., by Bernadette Stockwell
My Corona Story, by Anonymous
Working during Covid, by Anonymous
Dancing in a Pandemic, by Grace Turner
My Corona Story, by natalie valentine
My Experiences During Covid, by Esmeralda Vargas
Living Through the Pandemic, by Camila C. Vega Molina
Pandemic Concerns, by William (Bill) A. Younglove
experience of covid19, by Anonymous
COVID-19 Chronicles , by Cristina Zirate