Covid-History Item Type Metadata
Menands, New York
When did the impact of COVID-19 first occur to you? How did your reaction to COVID-19 change between then and the first case in your town?
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
A lot more uncertain as I work at a travel agency which has been heavily hit by the shutdown from the pandemic
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
Worried, and stressed out
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
Everyone is a lot more worried about the economy and what is going to happen next.
Are you a business owner who has had to close? If you are still open, how have you had to adjust how your business operates?
Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?
Yes. We have only a few of the employees in the office right now due to restrictions which has put a lot of stress on the remaining employees, as each of us is handling the duties of numerous people.
Are you an employee who has been laid off or furloughed? Were you able to get unemployment? Were you able to retain your health insurance?
Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?
Do you have children at home? How’s it going?
If you’re a student, was school canceled? Were you able to complete your studies online? Do you think you’ll be back on campus in the fall?
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?
Yes, a guinea pig named Cookie. I have had him for almost a year at this point.
What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
That this was going to happen so I could have planned ahead better.
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
Not really sure, other than that a lot of people are going to be saving a lot more if possible due to economic uncertainties.
Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?
Southern Adirondack Library System
“Erin,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 22, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/109.