Meg

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

42

Date

10/21/2020

Location

Salem

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 11-initial impact was hardest as it was a big impact through work

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

Think more about buying and supporting local. I am home more as I am telecommuting at this point for work.

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

It is overwhelming at times trying to navigate life in general then add this and knowing if you are making the right decisions for you and your family.

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

More people outside which I enjoy seeing. What surprised me is the negativity that has spread around between littering and not caring about property to the negativity said to one another at times, i.e. differences in mask wearing and how it is being handled by government.

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?

n/a

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

Yes-internet issues at times. At times it is hard to get motivated for work when you are in your home environment. In the beginning work didn't shut off so learning to balance that while in the same location.

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

Yes- okay however there are days that both are frustrated due to being home and not having the buffers of activities to give one a break.

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?

my son's school went remote in the beginning and is now hybrid for 8th grade- he hates remote learning

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

researching items, trying to stay in touch via social media with people we can't see at this time

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?

Yes we adopted a dog which would have happened regardless of the pandemic but it was nice to be here to bond and train initially

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

people coming together- we had people sewing and giving away masks, people stepped up with the food pantry and a fund to help people get through

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

Yes - she lost her sense of taste

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

n/a

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

to be at peace no matter how stressful things get- better stress relief

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

Have savings, support local and know where items can be got locally- have discussions with loved ones what will you do if it or something like it happens especially to support elderly or disabled family members

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

Not sure. I am hoping positives like supporting small and local business and looking at the value of those workers we fully depend upon, i.e. grocery store workers, warehouse workers, those that take care of others such as the disabled and elderly. I think they don't get paid and supported enough normally and we need to look at that overall. I would like to see healthcare change so that if you lose a job due to the pandemic you don't lose your health insurance when it is possibly needed the most.

Dublin Core

Title

Meg

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

12095671924

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Meg,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed December 8, 2021, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/239.

Output Formats

Geolocation