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Collected Item: “A Journal from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine”

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A Journal from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

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This here is the journal entry I wrote on my first night in 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine at the Northern Territory’s Howard Springs Quarantine Facility in January 2021. At this time, in an effort to control the spread of covid, movement between many Australian states and territories required mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival. For many, including myself, this process was filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Yet simultaneously, a sense of excitement and adventure. This journal entry gives insight into the complexities of emotions associated with the Australian Covid-19 Hotel Quarantine System.

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Hotel quarantine, Howard Springs, border closures, Australia

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Isabelle Moss

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