Halfway through our spring 2020 semester, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Kentucky University extended spring break, transitioned classes to online and alternative platforms, moved students out of dorms, canceled all unncessary travel, brought home students from study abroad experiences, and suspended all research involving direct human contact. As the semester progressed, and in light of Governor Andy Beshear's directives, all non-life-sustaining businesses to in-person traffic were closed down, including our campus. Students, staff, and faculty were asked to complete our semester while sheltering in our homes.

Students in Anthropology 135 conducted oral histories using a set of interview questions that were collaboratively crafted by Dr. Stinnett, Dr. Lee, and the WKU archivists to address the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Professor: Dr. Ashley Stinnett