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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Masks required at the White Rabbit Cafe

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The White Rabbit Cafe's sign sets an example with the little rabbit wearing a mask

Clean shelves

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Empty shelves at Wal-Mart where cleaning supplies are usually well-stocked

Sign in Westmoreland Mall

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A sign explaining social distancing policies in Macy's at Westmoreland Mall

Sign at Lowe's Garden Center

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Signs for social distancing in the checkout line at the Latrobe Lowe's Garden Center.

Sign at Lowe's

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Sign at the Latrobe Lowe's explaining social distancing procedures.

Tables at Panera

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Tables at Westmoreland Mall's Panera with new social distancing rules in place.