Rio Grande Valley in the time of a Pandemic: Community Responses to COVID-19
The CHAPS (Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools) Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley teaches a university level (undergraduate/graduate) course each fall semester titled "Discovering the Rio Grande Valley" and is proud to present our student-led research during UTRGV's FESTIBA week. This presentation will showcase UTRGV's CHAPS Program’s ongoing research. For the tenth year, the CHAPS Program class "Discovering the Rio Grande Valley" has recorded the history of the Rio Grande Valley’s Farming families but shifted focus this year (Fall 2020) to conduct extensive research into all aspects of how the coronavirus has affected our immediate population in real time. Topics include Front-line Medical Workers/First Responders/Underlying Medical Conditions, Medical Migration/Immigration, Education, Community Business/Restaurants, Sports/Entertainment/Religion, and Voting/Poll Workers. This presentation details the findings of this project in anticipation of the publication of the final report later this year.
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"Rio Grande Valley in the time of a Pandemic: Community Responses to COVID-19" (2021). Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Recordings. 13.