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“Things You Do While in Quarantine”

Every Sunday, we’re featuring a story submitted to our community-based initiative, In This Together, which collects digital records that capture personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For this week’s story, we’re sharing a piece of art entitled Things You Do While in Quarantine by Yvette Petropoulos, who was inspired by how people get creative with their time at home. 

“We used to spend our free time socializing with our friends and family, but due to social distance restrictions we decided to use our time to get creative. My husband built a bookshelf for our daughter’s room, a step stool for our growing toddler, and I have painted a couple of art works, which is something I did not do often before the stay at home order. My latest artwork is called Things You Do While in Quarantine. Seeing people get creative with their time at home inspired me to paint their resilient efforts during this unusual time.” See more stories.

Chicago, we want you to share your stories! Our community-based initiative, In This Together, seeks to collect digital records that capture personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Chicago or its surrounding metropolitan area, we invite you to share your story or that of your community through content such as photographs, audio/visual recordings, and interviews. Submit your stories.

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