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Saratoga Springs, 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?

I read about it in China. I was wondering if it would impact people I knew there. When it was in NYC, I knew it would spread here because we are so close.

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

I stick closer to home. I have a few friends and family that I see in small groups and outside. I had to work from home for several months and am slowly going back to work. It may not last and I may be back online again.

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

I am keep track of any information I can find on the virus. I am working on crafts and reading to keep my mind off things.

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

Many people are staying home. I see a lot of people wearing masks and complying with social distancing. I feel more comfortable going places where I see people being safe.

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

I am a teacher. We are starting school soon and taking many precautions. As long as people are wearing masks and washing hands I feel comfortable.

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

I worked from home for several months. I found it very depressing. I need to be around people.

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

My son did well with online learning but he missed interactions with his teachers and friends.

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

I have used tons of digital platforms for my job and to socialize with my family. They help but don't take the place of real interactions.

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

Our pets are very happy we are home. I think they may miss us when we return to work and school.

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

I started contributing to Biden to get Trump out. I have given to my church to help with the community.

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

Always remember there are good and bad in all people. Problems like this bring out the best and the worst in some people.

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

I will treasure time with my friends and family more.

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