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Saratoga Springs, 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?

Was concerned in December with the huge numbers coming from China. Don't know when the first case happen in the city.

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

Other than not going to m part time job, out to eat with friends, nothing has changed.

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

Fine. I'm embroidering a tablecloth that I started 20 years ago.

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

Most people wear their mask when out in public and follows the six feet rule. It surprises me to see people ignoring these requests.

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?

I’m apart time employee who is still working my shifts from home and getting paid.

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

Yes. Working my shifts following suggestions from the supervisors.

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


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

I'm not into the social media scene. I watch CNN to see the governor's daily briefing and think he has done and excellent job explaining what has been happening in our state.

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 cat. I'm doing the same things with her that I did before the pandemic.

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

Everyone seems to be helping others more frequently.

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 fast it would spread and what precautions to take.

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

I hope that in the future, people will get vaccinated when a vaccine is available. Also, how fast it can spread.

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

I think people will think twice about going out in public when big crowds are expected.

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


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COVID-19 (Disease)


Southern Adirondack Library System


Southern Adirondack Library System


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