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WESA Continuing Coverage: COVID-19 Pandemic

WESA's newsroom covered the pandemic throughout the year, starting with early concerns from government officials and health leaders, the shutdown of city services and businesses, a growing need for unemployment assistance, health effects of getting COVID-19, businesses starting to reopen, Black residents seeing disproportionate impacts, problems with testing, learning loss in school students, food insecurity, and state leaders' reluctance to shutdown amidst a boom in fall and winter cases.