Bettye Emmanuel shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She describes her challenges as a lab technician and mother of four. Her story starts with difficulties at school prior to the pandemic and the family's transition to learning at home. Bettye talks about how she and her husband divided duties, transforming their small house into a classroom, gardening, and taking in a deaf dog who was taught sign language. She also shares her perspective as a worker in the health field, processing virus samples, and her skepticism about the vaccine.