A study in December found that a majority of Americans knew someone who had been hospitalized or died from Covid-19, and since then the number of Americans who have died from the coronavirus has surpassed 430,000.
But for those who have lost a teacher, a brother, a spouse or someone else important to them, the loss is beyond anything numbers can convey. What does it mean to lose a loved one as part of a pandemic? How, in social isolation, do we grieve? How do we remember those who have died?
If you’ve lost someone significant in your life to Covid-19, we want to hear from you. We invite you to share your story below and submit a video or photograph of the person as you remember him or her. Submissions may be included in an upcoming interactive feature on grief in the pandemic.
If you send us your story, a Times reporter or editor may contact you to learn more.