Alicia Cisneros

Alicia Cisneros

Voces of a Pandemic

Date of Birth: 
January 24, 1974

Place of Birth: 

Interviewed By: 
Anthony Villanueva

Date of Interview: 
July 15, 2020

Place of Interview: 


By: Voces Staff

Alicia Cisneros works as a dental assistant in Elgin, Illinois. Due to COVID her work closed for almost two months (March to late May) and they only attended to emergencies. Although the staff and herself always had enough PPE, she didn’t feel safe in her work environment. She contracted the disease and spent five days in the hospital and has since felt nervous about catching it again or transmitting the virus to others and family and friends. She lost her mother and her brother to the disease.