This project documents the COVID-19 pandemic experiences of people in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Read stories, explore images, and browse a variety of material collected and contributed by the Westmoreland County community. Help preserve the history of the 2020 pandemic by contributing your own material on the "Contribute an Item" page.

This digital archive is a joint collaboration between Saint Vincent College's History Department and the Westmoreland Historical Society.

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Interview with Fr. Brian

Fr. Brian Interview.docx

Fr. Brian describes his experience with the sudden onset of lockdowns and how his duty as a teacher was affected.

A quarantine mass

A lockdown mass.jpg

this is a photo of a quarantine mass during lockdown

Interview with Dr. Karen Kehoe

Dr. Kehoe Interview.docx

This short interview with Dr. Kehoe covers her experience with the pandemic and how it shaped her career as an educator.

Cancellation of Chaplain Service


The suspension of chaplain services to St. Emma's in Greensburg

Saint Vincent Abbatial Election During Covid-19


This is a notice that discusses the postponing of the election of the Archabbot during Covid-19. It also includes protocols and procedures that were…

A sign from the monastery


This is a sign from the monastery during the pandemic