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Diamond Bar, California

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 12,2020 at Pomona Valley Hospital As a volunteer and first patient admitted through the emergency room . Last day I was allowed to volunteer

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

Sadness of isolation, no hugs,watch way too much tv about covid 19

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

I do zoom Zumba 3 times a week ; happy hour on zoom once a week and social distance for lunch once a week. Walk2-3 miles 3 times a week

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

When go to store, no one looks at each other. If sneeze or cough, looks of “ how could you”

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?

Retired rn; live alone and basically stay 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?


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

No , 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren ages 2-14

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?

On phone for any reason about 3 hrs/ day

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?

No, but live alone and probably should have

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

Helped care for neighbor of 40 years who is recovering from open heart surgery; her husband having radiation for metastatic lung cancer

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?

Wish I‘d seen more of adult children and grandchildren

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

Follow the rules: masks, hand hygiene and social distancing; so many lives could have been saved

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

Masks will be routine; pay attention to global events

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

No, happy to contribute

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COVID-19 (Disease)


Southern Adirondack Library System


Southern Adirondack Library System


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Covid History




Coronavirus Pandemic


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

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