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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?

February 2020 with mass graves being dug in Iran.

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

I have less money, but money has less meaning bow.

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

Scared of the short term future. I remind myself this is only temporary (I hope)

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

More kindness and civility in most. Less in a few.

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?

We closed. We are attempting to reopen, but it is very hard.

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

I own a janitorial company. We wore gloves, face shields, masks and booties before they were in style. We practice good personal hygiene.. Many disinfectants are in short supply. The is much hoarding 6 months later.

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?


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?

I find a lot of misinformation. I find it is a way for competition to spy on you, and me on them.

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?

My cats love the extra attention.

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

Not much.

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

Yes. Some were briefly ill. Others died.

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

Yes. Not much.

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

That our government is run by imbeciles.

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

Have some PPE on hand other non perishable items too. Hoarding is going to get bad.

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

We lost the feelings of being in control. It will bring changes you can't prepare for.

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

You cam not fully prepare no matter what.Do your best. Stay calm. Be ready emotionally.

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

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