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Cleveland, Ohio

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, when my office closed and I began working from home. My reaction: disappointed as time goes on that our country cannot work together.

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

I do home more time at home to take a break from work and feel comfortable. I miss restaurants.

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

Reading. I am feeling ok for myself but co concerned for others who are out of work, or who have no choice but to work in unsafe conditions.

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

It has surprised me that so many people are distrustful of science. I am concerned about the embrace of conspiracy theories. I am shocked that national leadership is so poor and unresponsive.

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?


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

ues. I am enjoying working from home. I miss interacting with coworkers but we have a team chat through the day to keep connected. I have a better work/life balance.

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?

using it dsy ... it is a Godsend for personal connections but there is a lot of vitriol and negativity that creeps through and sometimes it is hard to avoid and it causes anxiety.

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?

I love my cats, they ste a big part of day and put a smile on my face.

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?

did not happen

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

that I could not rely on the general public to do the right thing.

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

that America is at a crossroads and divisiveness and anger caused us to be ill prepared and to prolong the agony.

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

I hope it causes a soul searching and a coming-together but I am pessimistic.

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COVID-19 (Disease)


Southern Adirondack Library System


Southern Adirondack Library System


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Covid History




Coronavirus Pandemic


“Elizabeth,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/196.

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