Seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., its toll on the country is reaching points it never did during the initial impact.
Cases and deaths are surging throughout the country as the public hopes a vaccine will help overcome the pandemic.
In June, the Post Bulletin started a recurring COVID-19 survey asking readers about their comfort levels in different social activities. Here are observations that have been made from the unofficial results from the survey.
- In June, 53.7 percent of Rochester residents felt comfortable going out to eat. Come December, that number dropped to under 26.3 percent.
- When it comes to working in a shared office, 41.9 percent of people felt comfortable doing so in June. The number has since dropped to 22.5 percent now in December.
- Between June and December, people's comfortability in worshipping at a church service varied the least, staying between 36.5 and 28.3 percent.
- Public comfortability was reaching an all-time high during the pandemic at the start of September. Seven of the 11 categories reached pandemic high-points in comfortability.
- By November, comfortability reached all-time lows across the board, two months after September saw the exact opposite occur in Rochester.
- After the initial November spike, The month of December saw slight increases in comfortability in several categories including going to outdoor and indoor concerts, going to the movie theaters, church services and gyms.
See the full results below.