Since the spread of COVID-19 to Newfoundland and Labrador, long line-ups in front of stores have become part of people's everyday life. Physical distancing measures and the reduction of customers inside stores are meant to reduce the risk of infection.


Newfoundland and Labrador is adjusting to the impact of COVID-19 and its new normal. A team of Kicker reporters delves into some of the ways the novel coronavirus has changed our lives.

Workplace

Unemployment is the dark reality many workers in the province face. EI and CERB are two options to help them get through the crisis. Photo illustration by Henrike Wilhelm/Kicker

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced change upon all workplaces, whether it be restaurants adjusting to curbside pickup, employees settling into home office or teachers moving their lessons online.

For some, the pandemic brought unemployment and uncertainty.

“No more business as usual” takes a look at how the pandemic is reshaping the workplace. It delves into what workers, business owners and experts think about the challenges and opportunities the changes bring about – and what the future might hold for the workplace.

Mental health

A photo illustration of a sculpture of a rowing crew member wearing a medical mask.

What do you do when you have a fear of leaving your house but everyone else you live with will be physically at risk if they go out? For “COVID-19 not the only health concern during pandemic,” we spoke with people about how COVID-19 has impacted their mental health.

We also spoke to mental health professionals to find out how to cope with the situation.

Find out why mental health is just as important as physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way students have received education over the past few months.

In “Students lose prom and so much more”, we look at how the lives and education of high school students, post-secondary students and faculty have been affected since the quarantine began.

Sports

Lloyd Lang golfs at Ironwood, where he couldn't wait to get back on the course.

Sport has a significant impact upon everyday life. For many, it is a way to connect with peers. For others, it is an outlet that improves their mental and physical health. For some, it is even a career.

For “From the court to the couch: Game called due to virus,” we interviewed athletes, sports managers and mental health professionals to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them.

Travel

Deer Lake Airport cargo plane takeoff during COVID-19

Emotional distress and financial strain come with trip cancellations and empty lodgings. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are suffering due to the effects of COVID-19 and its disruptions to the travel industry.

“Travel at an all-time low” looks at how people are affected by the new restrictions on the travel industry, and how they’re handling the hardships these restrictions bring.

Whether it’s emotional, financial impact or both, everybody is feeling the effects of COVID-19.

  1. Great story to highlight some of the research that happens at the OSC.

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