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Mississauga Ontario

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 Not much change. More careful about masking and washing

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

Slightly different. More aware of proximity and precautions.

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

Slightly depressed. Gardening and walking.

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

More interaction between neighbours. People I have not talked to in 10 years say "hello " and chat.

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?

Not an owner but my workplace has changed a lot

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

Not essential. Have not changed much at home but workplace has more procedures for safety.

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?

Husband was laid off with no benefits.

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

Worked from home for 5 months but recently recalled.

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?

More online courses and meetings. Connections with overseas friends more frequent.

Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?

Birthdays and funerals. Pictures posted online, group chats scheduled.

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

No pets. Got to know more neighborhood pets though.

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

Got to walk through nearby park and see seasons change. Met more folks on my street.

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?

Not COVID-19 related but pics posted online.

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

More about stock market investments

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

Keep a stocked pantry.

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

Don't know. Lots more safety regulations.

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


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COVID-19 (Disease)


Southern Adirondack Library System


Southern Adirondack Library System


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Covid History




Coronavirus Pandemic


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