Nick

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

69

Date

10/12/2020

Location

Floyd

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 became aware of COVID-19 in December of 2019. By early January, 2020, I realized social isolation and distancing were going to be important to maintaining my health even though the first case in my county was not reported until March.

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

I haven't seen my grandchildren in 8 months and I have to limit visiting with my children to outdoors on the porch.

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

I am actually feeling quite good. I am retired and don't have to worry about losing a job.

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

I am very disappointed in my community's resistance to wearing masks.

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 created a Facebook page to do everything I can to insure that Trump and the Republicans are driven from office. I have over 42,000 followers.

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

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

We have two dogs and a cat. The two dogs are great companions and a source of entertainment.

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

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

Not yet

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?

Not much. My wife and I anticipated shortages and isolation early, so made arrangements ahead of many others.

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

You can quarantine the virus, but you can't quarantine stupid. Follow the science.

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

I think racist science-deniers are going to be a loud presence in the near term and make progress difficult.

Dublin Core

Title

Nick

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

12069227037

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Nick,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/230.

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