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Providence, 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?

3/13/20. Don’t know if any cases in my town

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

Slower... we were home based before... but even more now

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

Usually feeling pretty good! But sometimes all the things that we have missed in our area such as community get together‘s make you a little sad. Really glad to have gotten back to work... being out for three months was a little tough... but then so is teaching kindergarten and fifth grade to my grandchildren.

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

Our area is very school-based... if you have children that is, A lot of things happened in our community somewhat based around the school so it was very sad to see so much stuff shut down. The level of commitment to social distancing and mask wearing and sanitation in our area is very very high!

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?

I am a hairdresser but I work in Rotterdam we were shut down for three months and we now operate under even stricter guidelines then we did before... all good if it protects our customers/ friends

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

Hair stylist/ strict guidelines issued by NYS Home- pretty much social distancing

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

Two adults working from home- lots of people in the house- six kids three adults- all coping as well as we cab

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

See above [Question 8]

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?

Schooling was switched to online/home schooling- we are now back

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

All the time

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

Home/ family celebrated

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

Three cats- got a new puppy- love them all

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

Reopening of church- outside activities have slow down or stopped

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


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

Unfortunately I do not really believe that this pandemic will change much of how we behave in the future... I really hope that this is not true... but this too shall pass and life will go on. I do have high hopes and prayers that people will continue to be a little kinder to each other and take things a little slower...We shall see

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

It is very unfortunate that the pandemic has coincided with the presidential election... I really feel this has tainted some of the good things that might have come from these recent months... so much negativity going on due to this upcoming election, I really feel it has caused almost as much upheaval as the sad

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“Debbie,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022,

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