Chase Augustson, FedEx worker, November 2020



Chase Augustson, FedEx worker, November 2020


Oral history, Fed Ex worker Chase Augustson. Chippewa Falls, Wis.




November 12, 2020


Kaitlin Rikala


Cheryl Jiménez Frei


Chase Augustson was born in Michigan and raised in both Michigan and Wisconsin. He is an essential worker at a FedEx shipment facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Chase currently resides in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In this interview Chase shares his experience working as an essential worker during the Covid-19 pandemic. He also answers questions about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted his community, his health, and the government. Chase discusses details about his own experience contracting and recovering from the Corona Virus; he talks about how his diagnosis impacted the views of his family. Chase shares his thoughts on how the Covid-19 pandemic has been handled by individuals and governmental leaders, and how his own thoughts about the Covid-19 pandemic have changed over time. Chase reflects on mental health, physical health, the economy, media and the actions of the government in this interview.

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