The COVID 1.0 Survey was sent out to participants from May 2020 through August 2020. We received almost 1,000 responses which provided us with valuable scientific data on how the pandemic impacted daily life and experiences. This survey was sent to all eligible participants through email and was completed online. The goal of this survey was to help us better understand the impact of COVID-19 on families and young adults in communities across the U.S. We sent out a results letter for this survey during the Winter of 2020, highlighting some initial discoveries from this survey. Click here to view the full COVID 1.0 Results Letter.
The COVID 2.0 Survey was sent out to participants from February 2021 through September 2021. After receiving such valuable data from the COVID 1.0 Survey, we wanted to expand on it by asking more questions in the COVID 2.0 Survey, including how the pandemic impacted mental and physical health, work, schooling, home life, and other daily experiences. Like the first COVID survey, we sent the COVID 2.0 Survey to all eligible participants through email to be completed online. We received over 1,000 responses and were able to send some initial results to everyone at the end of 2021. Click here to view the full COVID 2.0 Results Letter.
Testing and Covid-19 Infection
We examined the percentage of COVID-19 testing and infection in Project Viva participants compared to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MA). While we understand that not all of you live in Massachusetts, most still do. The figures below report the percentage of Viva participants and MA residents tested by nasal swab or blood test for COVID-19. More Project Viva young adults reported being tested compared to Project Viva mothers in the second COVID survey compared to the first COVID survey. However, both young adults and moms reported having been tested at a much higher percent compared to the first COVID survey, when 12% of Moms and 7% of Young Adults reported having been tested. The results also show that Project Viva participants had COVID infections at a similar percentage as the Massachusetts population, consistent across the findings from both COVID surveys.
Sleep and Physical Activity During Covid
These figures demonstrate changes in sleeping and physical activity compared to before the COVID-19 outbreak among Project Viva young adults. The majority of young adults reported getting less physical activity compared to before the COVID-19 outbreak across both surveys. About the same majority percentage of participants reported getting more sleep compared to before the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, young adults reported getting worse quality sleep compared to before the COVID-19 outbreak. These trends were reported during both surveys.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s lives and caused us all to make many adjustments over the past couple of years. Here are a few resources you may find helpful in dealing with the stressors of COVID-19: