Gloria

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

36

Date

8/28/2020

Location

Ballston Spa, 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?

It occured in an online conversation with someone in Italy. I did not have a mask and didn't need to go out, so I stayed home since the parks were closed.

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

I am pretty much a shut in now.

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

I feel isolated. I spend a lot of time talking to people in online chat apps

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

The blatant political response to a public safety issue. Any support I presented to businesses with essential workers was met with horrible customer service. That surprised me the most.

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?

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

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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?

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

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

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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?

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

I use it to talk to friends and family as well as meet new people.

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

I had to stop my fitness program. I did nothing.

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

I will be adopting a pet this coming week so that I have an emotional bond with something.

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

Nothing.

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

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

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What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

How to obtain masks.

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

I don't think about it.

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

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Dublin Core

Title

Gloria

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

11941687373

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Gloria,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/227.

Output Formats

Geolocation