Community Activities Amid Activity Restrictions during the Coronavirus Disease-19 Pandemic in North Sumatra
Keywords:Communication activities, Coronavirus disease-19, Online communication, Emergency PPKM
BACKGROUND: The increase in coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 transmission cases in Indonesia has caused the government to impose restrictions on community activities with emergency PPKM since July 3, 2021. Activity restrictions prevent community from being able to meet, interact, and communicate face-to-face freely even though communication activities are very essential in human life.
AIM: This study aimed to explore and analyze the communication activities of community living in Medan City during the implementation of emergency PPKM.
METHODS: The research method used was a qualitative approach by conducting open online interviews with 20 Medan people with various backgrounds, ranging from students, traders, and formal workers to housewives. The interview was conducted personally. The data obtained were analyzed qualitatively using Nvivo12 application. To maintain the credibility of the research data, triangulation was conducted by carrying out confirmation of the research results to the informants.
RESULTS: The research results indicated that communities encountered obstacles and problems in communication activities because they cannot meet other people freely due to the activities restriction conducted by the government. The students then adjusted to the obstacles by conducting online communication to meet the needs of communication.CONCLUSION: The communities carried out communication activities online to interact and fulfill the necessities of life. People who are inhibited from doing activities outside their homes are still looking for information about the development of COVID-19 cases and where the vaccination site is. In addition, people rely on online shopping applications for daily needs and access social media more to fill boredom because they stay at home all day.
Plum Analytics Artifact Widget Block
Bi Q, Wu Y, Mei S, Ye C, Zou X, Zhang Z, et al. Epidemiology and transmission of COVID-19 in 391 cases and 1286 of their close contacts in Shenzhen, China: A retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20(8):911-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1473-3099(20)30287-5 PMid:32353347 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30287-5
Moghadas SM, Vilches TN, Zhang K, Wells CR, Shoukat A, Singer BH, et al. The impact of vaccination on COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States. medRxiv. 2021;2:20240051. PMid:33269359 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab079
Ministry of Health RI. COVID-19 Data in Indonesia; 2021.
Saleh A, Rudianto R, Anshori A, Adhani A. Political communication in medan regional head election during the COVID-19 pandemic komunikasi. J ASPIKOM. 2021;6(1):197- 207. https://doi.org/10.24329/aspikom.v6i1.849 DOI: https://doi.org/10.24329/aspikom.v6i1.849
Wandansari RP, Harun H, Surbakti N, Bangsawan MI, Diarti DK. Policy for the management and management of COVID-19 government based village. Health Notions. 2021;5(6):197-207.
Remaja Rosda Karya. Mulyana Deddy, Pengantar Ilmu Komunikasi. Bandung: Remaja Rosda Karya; 2007.
Alanezi F, Aljahdali A, Alyousef SM, Alshaikh W, Mushcab H, AlThani B, et al. Investigating healthcare practitioners’ attitudes towards the COVID-19 outbreak in Saudi Arabia: A general qualitative framework for managing the pandemic. Inform Med Unlocked. 2021;22:100491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imu.2020.100491 PMid:33319030 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imu.2020.100491
Health Communication: Approaches, Strategies, and Ways to Sustainability on Health or Health for All. Handbook of Communication for Development and Social Change. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2014-3_137 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2014-3_137
Gorman L. Missed opportunities: Public health disaster management in Canada. J Public Manag Soc Policy. 2015;22(2):6.
Liu Q, Zheng Z, Zheng J, Chen Q, Liu G, Chen S, et al. Health communication through news media during the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in China: Digital topic modeling approach. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(4):e19118. https://doi.org/10.2196/19118 PMid:32302966 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/19118
Moorthy R, Benny G. Disaster communication in managing vulnerabilities. Malays J Commun. 2018;34(2):51-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17576/JKMJC-2018-3402-04
Berry D. Health Communication: Theory and Practice. London: McGraw-Hill Education; 2006.
Littlejohn KA, dan Foss SW, Komunikasi T. Theories of Human Communication. Jakarta: Salemba Humanika; 2009.
Medan P. Penduduk Kota Medan; 2020. Available from: https://www.pemkomedan.go.id. [Last accessed on 2021 May 14].
Edwards SJ. Anthroponotic risk of SARS-CoV-2, precautionary mitigation, and outbreak management. Lancet Microbe. 2020;1(5):e187-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2666-5247(20)30086-0 PMid:32838345 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-5247(20)30086-0
Haddow K. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World. London: Elsevier; 2008.
Farooq A, Laato S. Impact of online information on self-isolation intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(5):e19128. https://doi.org/10.2196/19128 PMid:32330115 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/19128
Anwar A, Malik M, Raees V. Role of mass media and public health communications in the COVID-19 pandemic. Cureus. 2020;12(9):e10453. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.10453 PMid:33072461 DOI: https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.10453
Sharma P, Gupta S, Kushwaha P, Shekhawat K. Impact of mass media on quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic among Indian population. Int J Sci Health Res. 2020;5(3):260-7.
Hendra Y. Communication of COVID-19 pandemic disaster in Indonesia. Utopía Prax Latinoam. 2021;26(1):46-54.
Huber BC, Steffen J, Schlichtiger J, Graupe T, Deuster E, Strouvelle VP, et al. Alteration of physical activity during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in young adults. J Transl Med. 2020;18(1):410. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-020-02591-7 PMid:33138846 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-020-02591-7
Hemphill NM, Kuan MT, Harris KC. Reduced physical activity during COVID-19 pandemic in children with congenital heart disease. Can J Cardiol. 2020;36(7):1130-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.04.038 Mid:32387502 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.04.038
Koch J, Frommeyer B. Online shopping motives during the COVID-19 pandemic-lessons from the crisis. Sustainability. 2020;12(4):102-47. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410247 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410247
Hidayat D, Anisti AA, Purwadhi P, Wibawa D. Crisis management and communication experience in education during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Malays J Commun. 2020;36(3):67-82. https://doi.org/10.17576/jkmjc-2020-3603-05v DOI: https://doi.org/10.17576/JKMJC-2020-3603-05
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Rudianto Rudianto, Fadhil Pahlevi Hidayat, Sigit Hardiyanto, Ribut Priadi, Muhammad Thariq (Author)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.