COVID 19 and the Resurgence of Outdoor Activities: A Personal Narrative and Observation


  • Ola Andersen Newfoundland and Labrador English School District


The suspension of K-12 classes in NL due to COVID 19 happened quickly and seemed to shock us all. The severity of the situation did not hit home until classes were suspended and announcements were made about the possibility of no more classes for the 2020 school year. It is important to write about this as a narrative because if we look at history, many observances of past historical events come from personal diaries, stories transcribed from those who witnessed an event, or from people who kept journals of everyday life. This article is written from my perspective of what happened in our town, Cartwright, NL, during the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. I would like to share personal views on how I saw a resurgence of outdoor exploration in the spring season.

Author Biography

Ola Andersen, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

Indigenous Educator