A year of COVID-19

March 2021 marks the one year anniversary of when our lives changed due to the ongoing pandemic. With more immunizations being administered, we definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel but we cannot let our guards down now, not after all this.

The other half of our photojournalism class published their last Pioneer yesterday. They had the excellent idea to commemorate the one year of COVID-19 with a story called “A look back at COVID” which included a number of pictures taken throughout the year. I was glad to have four of my images as part of that picture story.

Two of those images were published earlier but the other two, which represent the earlier part of that year, were never published so here they are below. It is certainly interesting to look back as to what we have gone through in the last year, while imagining easier times ahead.

The day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic, 11 March 2020, Loyalist College was holding its Career Fair at the school gym. Little did we know at the time that just two days later the college would essentially be closed for in-class learning for the next year. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
On March 31, 2020, many people were working or attending school from home. Daniel Geleyn from Kingston, Ont., a photojournalism student at Loyalist College took advantage of videoconferencing technology to attend online classes with his fellow students. The new rules resulted in many classes moving online. Photo by Daniel Geleyn

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