Carol

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

74

Date

05/27/2020

Location

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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?

Mid March. We are taking the isolation tips and precautions more seriously

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

Can’t see my family and friends. Unable to host house guests in our beach community

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

Ok because I am able to be out every day walking the beach, riding my bike, and enjoying my beautiful surroundings.

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

Lack of people on a beautiful island resort during peak vacation times

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?

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Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?

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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?

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

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

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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?

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

Regular Zoom meetings with friends and family. Facebook, emails, lots of photos

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

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

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

Lots of neighbors helping each other

Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?

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If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?

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What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

How long it would go on so I could squeeze in visits to my grandchildren

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

Spend within your means so you are not destroyed financially. Everyone should have enough savings to get them through six months of reduced income.

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

More employees working from home. Fewer small businesses. People understanding how to entertain themselves better and enjoy the beauty of life around us.

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

We risk losing our summer rental income from our Beach a Property in SC. I am grateful that I have enough resources that I can manage without that revenue.

Dublin Core

Title

Carol

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

11640424197

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Carol,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/164.

Output Formats

Geolocation