Covid-History Item Type Metadata
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 was trying to start a new job at a hospital in mid March. A long time employee came in, very sick, to do payroll. She made us ALL sick and I feel sure it was COVID.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
No job. No hope of a job. Depressed. Lethargic. Angry.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I listen to meditation music on YouTube. Most days I am depressed and have anxiety.
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
People seem to carry on, no matter what.
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?
Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?
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?
No. If I get sick, I die. No insurance.
Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?
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?
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?
What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
Don’t know, as he is still in icu.
If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
How to cut hair
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
Be ready for anything
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?
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“Donna,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 21, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/240.