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COVID-19 Diaries Colorado: A Day in the Pandemic

On April 16, 22 local news organizations came together to chronicle the impact of the novel coronavirus on everyday Coloradans. Here are some of their stories.


About This Project

When the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, a coalition of Colorado journalists already had been talking about how to better serve the public by collaborating and sharing stories. The urgency of the situation accelerated the work. More than 40 Colorado news organizations—newspapers, TV, radio, and digital outlets—are now sharing their reporting through the Colorado News Collaborative, COLab for short. And on April 16, 22 outlets joined together to report about the impact of the pandemic on Coloradans. The result: COVID Diaries Colorado, stories of grit, ingenuity, and hope.

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Mapping the COVID-19 Diaries

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Share Your Story

What will you remember most about this historic moment that we’re all sharing? How are you navigating work and family needs? What are your struggles and silver linings? History Colorado wants to hear from you about how the outbreak is changing your daily life. Your submission—along with the stories in our COVID-19 Diaries series—will become a part of the state archive, for future generations of Coloradans to learn about this time.

It’s easy to submit a written journal entry, voicemail, or video diary. Learn more and share your story.

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