Covid-History Item Type Metadata
Watervliet, 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?
My sons school closed. There was a report of cases in the area and I had no idea how many people would get it and that my sons school would be closed from March till hopefully September. Not even sure if school will be open in the fall
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
My job closed and I have been with my 14 year old son 24/7 for 3 months straight. I usually work 40 or more hours a week so it’s been different being home non stop
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I’m scared, sad and uncertain about the future. I play games on my phone and watch tv
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?
I was furloughed and yes I’m getting unemployment and I have Medicaid
Do you have children at home? How’s it going?
My 14 year old son plays online games with friends and doesn’t like all the remote learning assignments. He feels like he has more work than if school was in attendance
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
That there would be no toilet paper
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
Social distancing works and wearing masks helps stop the spread
Southern Adirondack Library System
“Stephanie,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/114.