It became clear early in the COVID-19 pandemic that communities were differentially impacted by COVID-19, and that novel methodological approaches were needed in order to better identify and understand the experiences of the most vulnerable individuals. Three distinct data collection methods were utilized to gain an on-the-ground understanding of community COVID-related responses and community members’ views on how COVID impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.
In this presentation, Dr. Goodwin and her colleagues will discuss the use of community members to provide bi-weekly sentinel reports on perceived neighborhood responses to COVID (e.g., retail opening/closing, neighborhood movement, and business) and observable public compliance with mitigation behaviors (e.g., mask-wearing and social distancing). Results are compared and summarized across the 8 Cleveland neighborhoods in the study to see how observations, adaptation strategies, and perceptions of risk varied by neighborhoods and changed over time with the course of the pandemic.
Presenters: Dr. Meredith Goodwin, PhD, Laura Fernandez, MPH, Dr. Janet McGrath, PhD, Dr. Andrew Curtis, PhD, and Dr. Elaine Borawski, PhD