This collection saves screenshots of social media posts that document the pandemic. It may include notices from officials as well as personal reflections.
Non-essential PA businesses ordered to close
Governor Tom Wolf's post on Facebook ordering all non-life-sustaining businesses to close. Screenshot captured April 9, 2020.
Press release regarding closure of non-essential PA businesses
Governor Tom Wolf's post on Facebook with press release explaining closure of non-essential businesses. Screenshot taken April 10, 2020.
Enforcement of non-essential PA business closures begins
Governor Tom Wolf's post on Facebook regarding the enforcement of non-essential business closures. Screenshot taken April 9, 2020.
Westmoreland County receives stay-at-home order
Governor Tom Wolf's post on Facebook announcing stay-at-home order for Westmoreland County, among other counties. This was announced on Facebook at 2 p.m. on March 27. Screenshot taken April 9, 2020.
"Do this, not that"
Governor Tom Wolf's post on Facebook explaining the activities Pennsylvania residents should and should not do during the pandemic. Posts like this provide further explanation of what "social distancing" looks like, especially when the term can be…
My fiance and I have been working from home for the past two weeks, and have mostly only seen/spent time with each other since quarantine started. With nothing to do, no where to go, and no new stories to share about our respective days because we…
SVC Facebook Shelter in Place
When Saint Vincent entered a Shelter-in-Place during the Spring 2021 semester, people on Facebook were quick to show praise and criticism.
SVC Beginning Fall 2020
As Saint Vincent College shared plans to keep students and staff safe for the Fall 2020 semester, not everyone was grateful. While some people commented their approval of the Health and Safety Plan, others were put off by the plans and voiced that…
Facebook Comments from Hempfield
The Hempfield Area School District's Facebook page posted a link to a pharmacy where students could get vaccinated for COVID-19. Several commenters shared their opinions on children getting the shot.
Jeannette Facebook Comments
Jeannette City School District shared their Health and Safety Plan overview on Facebook, which included a mask optional policy until required by law or deemed necessary by board of directors. Although masks were not required in the classroom, they…
Opinions at Latrobe Schools about COVID-19
Greater Latrobe School District keeps parents informed about health and safety policies and the status of COVID-19 in the district. This includes informing parents of the unfortunate event when classes must be done virtually due to increased Covid…
Anger over COVID-19 at Derry Area School District
Commenters were not afraid to voice their dissatisfaction with masking at Derry schools and closures due to COVID-19. The people from these particular posts feel that masking is dangerous and useless, claiming children are rarely affected by the…