How COVID-19 is Affecting Small Businesses

Much like everyone, we experienced major transitions in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural Education and Communication faculty and students at the University of Florida moved from regular in-person classroom-based teaching and learning to fully online education and communication environments. However, undergraduate students in AEC 4035: Communication Practices for Agricultural and Natural Resources remained positive, adjusted several of their final projects, and found ways to document COVID-19’s impacts through photo essays from different perspectives.

Many were surprised by the presence of COVID-19 and were unprepared to deal with the effects of the pandemic. Small businesses were no different. Small businesses endured large impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Murphy and Jencye Quintanilla, University of Florida agricultural education and communication students, shared the story of two small business owners and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their businesses.

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Click here to view the Adobe Sparkpage version of the photo essay story.

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Click here to download this photo essay story.

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