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Business Unusual for Graduates

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Monday, June 1, 2020 – On this day, Jay Herson from Montgomery County shared the photo below:

This time of year is usually filled with graduation ceremonies and celebrations. Instead, graduates and their families are honoring their academic achievements virtually or on a much smaller scale. Grounds and facilities that would have hosted events have closed, so the Class of 2020 must find more creative ways to celebrate their accomplishments.

Sign that reads "Quarantine Graduation: Congratulations Class of 2020, None of You are Invited"
Courtesy of Jay Herson

Please note: The views, information, and opinions expressed and shared on the underbelly through the Collecting in Quarantine project do not necessarily represent those of the Maryland Historical Society. Our staff does not verify for accuracy the information contained within these submissions. We also do not edit the content beyond minor modifications for formatting or to remove personally identifying information, if applicable. The primary purpose of this series, with the permission of contributors, is to share and collect the experiences of Marylanders living through quarantine at this moment in time.

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