One Year Later: An Evanston Community Survey

March 11, 2021 marked the first anniversary of the pandemic. On that day, one year ago, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of  COVID-19 a global pandemic.

The Evanston History Center (EHC) is partnering with the Evanston Public Library (EPL) to record the experiences of Evanston residents (and those who work or go to school in Evanston but live elsewhere) during the pandemic. This survey is designed to capture and record something of people’s experiences of this critical historical time.

How has 2020-2021 been for you? What would you like to share about the ways the pandemic has impacted you and the city of Evanston? Please fill out the survey to share some of your experiences and reflections:

Surveys are anonymous. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Feel free to answer all or just some of the questions.

Completed surveys will be preserved in EHC’s pandemic archive, launched in April 2020. See more about the archive here: EHC and EPL plan to collaborate on ways to share anonymous survey results with the greater community. We will also preserve completed surveys in EHC’s pandemic archive.

These surveys will be an important record of this time. And they will most certainly be of value to future generations. We appreciate your participation.

Questions or comments, please contact Dr. Jenny Thompson: