2021 in Photos: Re-emergence and Resilience
As we closed out 2020, we all hoped that the pandemic was going to slowly fade into the rear-view mirror. We know now, more than ever, that hope isn’t a strategy and far short of a guarantee. Despite vaccinations being available to all and our University of Virginia public health experts begging the community to get vaccinated, the pandemic is still with us as we close out 2021.
The cost of what COVID-19 has taken from the world and our community is immeasurable. Yet due to the flexibility, adaptation and hard work of faculty, staff and students, this year looked a little bit more normal. Piece-by-piece, we reclaimed traditions that had been sidelined and reconnected with our on-Grounds community.
While my photos in 2020 were largely of resilience and sacrifice, this year they are more focused on adaptation and adjustment to our new normal. Here some of the photos of moments which had a lasting impact and the stories behind them.