History in the making: Wiregrass historians describes future post COVID-19

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — 2020 was a year of historic events and 2021 is shaping out to be the same.

One local historian is detailing our daily lives during the pandemic in order to later tell those in the future about it.

Rachel Conrad is the general manager for Two Egg TV, an online television series that covers stories in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, things have been different for everybody but we’ve seen a real opportunity to keep people informed and also give them a perspective on what has happened in the past,” Conrad said.

Early on when the pandemic hit, many people were worried due to the unexpectedness of the pandemic and the uncertainty of the future.

“We put out information like how many cases are in these little counties like Jackson County, Liberty County, Calhoun, Holmes County and, you know, how many of my neighbors because it was small at first,” Conrad said. “Nobody really knew what to expect with the pandemic it was something that hadn’t happened in our lifetime but it had happened before.”

If nothing else, Conrad told WDHN the pandemic forced the world to slow down. She said it’s important for people to realize we are living in an historic moment in time.

“They need to get out and explore things like Landmark Park, the trails at Troy University Dothan, you know, take that college course, call that loved one, cause you never know how many days you’re going to get,” Conrad said. “Make a point to be safe but also have that human interaction.”

To learn more about Two Egg TV, visit its website.

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