A Springfield College neck gaiter being used as a mask to wear out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic
I chose this photo because it shows the ties to Springfield College even when we are not on campus, reminding us of the spirit, mind, and body philosophy during the pandemic. This photo also shows the severity of the pandemic, and how much life has changed, even just going out in public requires protection. It also shows the shortage of supplies like medical N95 masks and the need for them in hospitals and the speed at which the pandemic evolved, forcing people to find things in their own homes to protect themselves from the virus.
Bethany Poland , “Make-do mask,” Springfield College COVID-19 Experience, accessed June 6, 2023, https://sccovid19.omeka.net/items/show/48.