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Greenfield Center, 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?

Our daughter treated a Covid patient at St. Ann's Hospital Columbus, OH. So close to home now- Frightening

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

I miss our library patrons, especially the children.

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

From extreme sadness to happiness being able to return to the library building to work and see coworkers and a few patrons! Talking walks and doing yardwork, and praying.

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

Random acts of kindness mean so much!!! And are occurring regularly!!!

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?

Working at home doing webinars and workshops on the computer.

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?


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

Don't like working on computer so much. I am a real people person! Sharing the computer with other family members can be challenging. Being distracted by family and pets..

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?


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

Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends. Internet to keep up on some news. Have learned to limit my time on internet, however. Can be very disturbing and saddening.

Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?

Daughter have a small wedding ceremony in Fall. Reception in 2021. Possible no bridal shower or family reunion.

Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?

yes. 4 dogs. Keep me hopping with their energy, but also can be great comfort. A cat that likes to snuggle.

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

2 Car Parades for 2 elderly gentlemen in our Parish, St. Joseph's. Getting to know neighbors very well while social distancing too. Got to do checkup calls to coworkers.

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?

How to prevent it!

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

Be very careful in whatever you do. This is gutwrenching and should never happen again.

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

We will be very careful with cleaning and sanitizing everything. People will think before they do things, hopefully.

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

Physical and mental health are both very important.

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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Mary,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022,

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