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Dana Wood: 'We Probably Never Would Have Been Brought Together If It Wasn't For This'

Jun 17, 2020

COVID-19 cases reached their peak in Pitkin County in mid-March. Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order began March 26 and lasted 32 days.
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Glenwood Springs resident Dana Wood said that she's found a silver lining during the COVID-19 pandemic.


She started seeing someone right before the stay-at-home order was put into place. They took their relationship online, FaceTiming every day for about an hour. 


“I didn’t have a feeling of isolation,” Wood said. “It was the same feelings you would get if you were actually going on a date with someone. I got ready the same way — put on some makeup, nice clothes.” 

She said talking online helped them establish a deep connection, one that may not have occurred under normal circumstances.  


"I think this has truly been a rewarding experience for myself and for him," Wood said. "There are silver linings with this."


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“Quarantine Stories: Recording History" is a community oral history project from Aspen Public Radio and Aspen Historical Society, featuring self-recorded interviews from individuals and families during these historic times. 

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