Grady students cover UGA’s response to COVID-19, and share their own experiences

In early March, Georgia reported its first cases of the disease in Fulton County, less than 100 miles from Athens, where UGA is located. 

Journalism students taking a seminar in health and medical journalism wrote about UGA’s response and shared their own concerns in a series of Reporter’s Notebooks. Here’s where you can view their work on Grady Newsource, a news source run by students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • When study abroad programs were canceled, students returning from abroad were asked to self-quarantine. Students wrote about how travel plans were impacted in this post. 
  • At the same time, some students were forced to reconsider their spring break plans, and shared their concerns in this post.

  • Drew Shoppy vlogs about how he’s adapting to life in quarantine. Click here to watch his video. 
  • Simran Sethi copes with quarantine but also her grandfather’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Click here for her full post.
  • Allison Pennington writes about the cancellation of commencement ceremonies and what it means to her as a graduating senior. Click here for her full post.
  • Through a series of photos, Kate Ross depicts how Athenians are coping with the impact of COVID-19. Click here to view her photo essay.