By Liliana Perez
We are all experiencing an unprecedented time in history thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is all the more reason why we should be documenting the heck out of it.
In a timeline from March 9 to April 27, a period of 50 days, I tracked what has been happening in the Rio Grande Valley, a region on the southern tip of Texas near the border of Mexico made up of four counties — Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy — concerning COVID-19.
Hopefully, in a few months we can be with our people again and do people things. And, years from now, maybe we can even laugh about how face masks ended up being a fashion trend.
In the meantime, though, we can take note of what’s going on around us and stay informed. We can take pictures and read articles and keep journals and check in with ourselves. And, yeah, we can make timelines, too.