We are living through an unprecedented time, with dramatic changes to global health and the economy. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is forcing people throughout the world to adapt to a new reality. Masks, hand sanitizer and toilet paper have all taken on new meanings in the midst of this pandemic. Daily life has changed. Social distancing has become a new normal for our behavior.

Some of those who have fallen ill have recovered without incident, while others will face lifelong damage and disability as a result of their infections. Thousands of Michiganders have lost their lives due to COVID-19, and many more will die before this pandemic is over. We are incredibly appreciative of the sacrifices made by all frontline workers and volunteers throughout this crisis.

About the writer: Kate Crosby is the curator of exhibitions and facilities manager at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven.

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