Author(s): Kamolporn Kalyanamitra
The objectives of this research are to study the state of participation, factors that affect, and approach to participate in the COVID-19 crisis of Thailand. This is the qualitative research using the in-depth interview with a group of 19 key informants. The data was analyzed by using content analysis method. The research results revealed that the participation in planning was with the gathering of various departments involving in planning, managing and protecting the community from COVID-19. In decision-making aspect, before any COVID-19 prevention measures and guidelines were issued or announced, the community would have the dialogue and exchange of information with representatives of all sectors of the community. In the operational aspect, everyone in the community must conform the practices to reduce the risk of epidemic and infection of disease in the community. In receiving benefits, it was found that the community had distributed essential things to the community members to prevent the epidemic and unite the community in various helpful activities. In monitoring and evaluation of results, the community would be stimulated and strengthened for people to help one another to monitor and surveillance for the community regularly.