Methodist in the Media

How Life Has Changed for Omahans After 6 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Sept. 14, 2020

COVID derailed “The Lion King” and Jazz on the Green. It ruined Cinco de Mayo parades and Fourth of July festivals, class reunions and county fairs, weddings and graduations. It halted Bluejay basketball, Husker football and Storm Chaser baseball.

But for all the big events we miss, COVID represents countless little disruptions, too.

Six months ago, we understood the concept of a global pandemic. But who could’ve foreseen all of its ripples? Some days, six months feels like six years. With no end in sight.

Amy Monzingo, a counselor for the Best Care Employee Assistance Program, is among the people the Omaha World-Herald spoke to about life six months after the pandemic began.

Omaha World-Herald: Six months with COVID-19: How life has changed for these Omahans