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Malta, 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?

March 2, I became even more cautious.

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

I don’t entertain and spend time with my family like before. I miss the physical contact of a hug.

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

I feel fine. I spend a lot of time on the telephone with family and friends on a regular basis.

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

People seem to be in hibernation in their homes and a lot less traffic.

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


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

Live alone

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

I use it for keeping in touch with family and reading. Also streaming tv and playing games.

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

Had 3 weddings receptions cancelled , postponed I hope

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


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

I became much more news aware !

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?

Didn’t yet

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

Struggling with this question

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

Quarantine and masks , please pay attention to our healthcare workers and science!!

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

I pray our government will be much more prepared

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

I am proud to live in New York State ,I am proud of how our citizens behaved , and I am proud of how our governor handled the pandemic .Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a daily briefing that I found informative and comforting !

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COVID-19 (Disease)


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Southern Adirondack Library System


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Covid History




Coronavirus Pandemic


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

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