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Wilton, 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?

Early February There was no change in my reaction. I fully realized what a pandemic is and what it meant for our society

How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?

It is more reclusive due to social isolating

How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?

I feel fine physically, but realize that my mentation is not as sharp.

What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?

We are limited in interpersonal contacts

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?


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?

No, I'm retired but still working sporadically as a medical writer.

Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?


Do you have children at home? How’s it going?

No, my children are grown up and live in other states

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?


How are you using social media, the Internet, or digital platforms during the pandemic?

I sometimes use Zoom

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, I have pets and they are wonderful companions.

What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?

less air pollution.

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?

Hard to say--Maybe I'd have taken out more books from the library.

What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?

This is also hard to say. I suppose I'd warn them about isolation and subsequent depression.

How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?

I suppose we will all be grateful to be alive and well. Maybe we will all be kinder to others, I hope.

Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?


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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Alice,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 15, 2022,

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