March 18, 2020

StoryCorps’ Response to COVID-19

StoryCorps Pauses Recording Operations

In light of the public health concerns associated with the coronavirus COVID-19, StoryCorps has suspended recording operations (recordings with the public) at our locations. This impacts people with appointments in Atlanta, Chicago, Fresno, CA, Salt Lake City, Utah, and all field recording trips that initiate from these locations.

If you have an appointment in one of these locations between now and April 12, and your appointment needs to be rebooked, StoryCorps will contact you. When possible, we will help you rebook for a later date.

If you would like to record your story using the StoryCorps App, please visit this page where we have links to questions and a video to explain how to use the app.

All StoryCorps staff are working remotely during this time, in order to heed guidance from the CDC and our local health departments in regards to preventing the spread of coronavirus and acute respiratory illnesses.

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to StoryCorps Public Support at

Our call center is open 24/7 at 1-800-850-4406.

Please visit this post for updates in the coming days.


UPDATED March 18, 2:45PM ET

2020 Mobile Tour visit to Salt Lake City is Canceled

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and of participants in Salt Lake City, we are canceling our visit, heeding guidance of health authorities to prevent any potential spread of the coronavirus COVID-9. We understand that it’s disappointing; we’ll do everything we can to with our partners at KUER help you record your story with your loved one using our StoryCorps App and other tools. 

If you had booked an appointment in Salt Lake City, we will contact you.


Source: SNPR Story Corps