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Idahoans Reflect On How Their Lives Have Changed Since COVID Hit

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When Boise woman Cindy Pollock began placing tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women rang her doorbell in tears, seeking a place to mourn a loved one.";s:


It’s been one year since the state confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Idaho. Later this week marks the first case of community spread in Blaine County. All this week, Idaho Matters and Boise State Public Radio is looking back on one year of COVID in Idaho. Today, we're beginning by sharing your stories.

We asked you to record your reflections, and we received so many poignant, thoughtful stories. Thank you so much to everyone who shared your reflections about this year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!