Covid-History Item Type Metadata
Lake George, 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?
When I went to the dr. On march 16th, had a fever but was not sick and had to go to the hospital for a covid test
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
I stay home, my family is closer because we don't have school/activities
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I am exercising every day walking the hills around my house with my neighbor and our dogs
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
Most people are complying with the mask order
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?
I worked through the whole thing, limited hours and days, we wear masks and disinfect when together. I work for a municipality.
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?
Yes 15 year old. It has been hard with the remote learning and no friends around or school and no sports which he loves
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?
A dog, he loved it
What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?
People seem to be noticing that things need to change, i.e. race, wage inequality
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
Yes, my niece. She is an EMT in Buffalo. She was sick but never hospitalized
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
To buy more lysol
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
Listen to scientists not politicians
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
Very limited physical contact
Southern Adirondack Library System
“Kathie,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 21, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/135.