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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?

March 2020 was when I first got really scared about it and that did not change

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

I don’t go out socially any more. I shop once a week for food instead of daily. I wear a mask to go shopping. I have not seen my parents since before all this as they are immune compromised

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

I’m scared and fed up. I walk a lot with my dog. I am very into landscape photography which I find relaxing

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

There has always been a strong community spirit here. I have been surprised at how many local people seem to think social distancing isn’t necessary

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?

I was furloughed for three months. I am now back at work. I am in the UK I do not have private health insurance.

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

I have a teenager at home. It has been very stressful.

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

I use these to keep in touch with family and friends.

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

I have a cat and a dog. My dog has become very anxious now I have returned to work. He had got used to never being left for the months I was furloughed and now has separation anxiety

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

My friends mum passed away with it in hospital. It has been devastating

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

I wish I knew how long I’d be furloughed for. I wish I knew to make more of the time instead of keep worrying about work.

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

Be more health conscious. Wash your hands often. Spend time with your loved ones. Slow down. Stop stressing the smal stuff.

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

Socialising has altered completely. People are more wary of strangers. Masks are now normal.

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

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