The Humanities Truck works with diverse populations to collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the DMV. As we confront a global pandemic, we aim to record social responses to COVID-19 by asking how individuals and communities across the metropolitan region are responding to the crisis by building and sustaining community networks. This platform serves as a space to share, document, and reflect upon our stories.
In partnership with the Humanities Truck Project, Eric Sheptock will offer regular reports and reflections on the impact that Covid-19 is having on those experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC.
I like to be fair and accurate, even when dealing with Mayor Bowser . That said, I’ve learned that those in the immediate surroundings of the infected homeless person WERE quarantined in hotels. As it turns out, the infected person was on the 1st of 3 floors in the shelter. Other floors heard that someone in the building was positive; but, they weren’t told who it was, what floor they were from or any other info that might lay people’s fears to rest. This led to people on 2nd and 3rd floor worrying needlessly.