NEW ORLEANS — The way COVID-19 spread throughout the greater New Orleans area, the different ways residents and officials responded to it and the impact the disease has had on day-to-day life are what has defined the past year — Here's what that year looked like for some of the hardest-hit New Orleanians.
A Year of COVID: Parenting
How have parents been able to manage to teach their children at home during the pandemic while also maintaining a job?
COVID hit families hard, and family life for most has changed.
A year of COVID: Nurses on the frontline
Many healthcare workers are saying the impact COVID-19 pandemic on their lives has been great enough to change them forever.
A Year of COVID: Bartenders forced to make tough choices
The people who own and work in bars have been struggling, even in the ones that managed to stay open.
Among the many businesses hit hard by COVID, not many have been hit as hard as New Orleans bars and restaurants.
A Year of COVID: The Impact on New Orleans' Musicians
Alicia 'Blue Eyes' Renee used to perform at Little Jim's Saloon three to five times a month before it closed.
Musicians began performing online to earn a living, but that wasn't enough to keep the bills paid for some.
A Year of COVID: Family Loss
The family and friends of Edward West say that his presence will truly be missed after falling victim to the virus in 2020.
They described him as family-oriented and said that his personality and soulful singing voice is what they will miss the most.
A Year of COVID: A look back at the lockdown
It was a year ago when Mayor Cantrell and her staff made the decision to put the city of New Orleans on lockdown and put restrictions in place.
They faced a lot of backlash not knowing the impact the virus would have on the city, the state, the country and the world.