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Sherman, 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?

When they closed down schools in our area. I feel that this reaction to the pandemic was very blown out of proportion to what Covid-19 really is.

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

My son is a High School senior and nothing for him is normal. It's a very hard time with all the things that have been taken away from him.

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

Stressed is the right word. Because of my faith in God and His saving son Jesus Christ I do not fear though. I do read and play Disney Emoji Blitz on my phone as stress relievers.

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

The mask obsession is very prevalent wherever you go and yet it makes no sense scientifically. It has surprised me how willing people are to let the Government roll over them with laws and restrictions that are unconstitutional.

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?


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


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

Yes, three. My senior in High School is suffering. Everything he wanted to do in regards to his senior year has been taken away from him. No Homecoming, no football, no in school classes and interactions with teachers and peers. My other two children I already homeschooled so they are moving on with life pretty much normal.

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?


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

To interact with peers outside of my hometown.

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?

Yes, we had a dog way before the pandemic started.

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

When we were able to worship in our churches again we were glad to be together.

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


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


What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

How much of an upheaval it was going to be on my High School Seniors life.

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

The Government is quick to take over lives as they see fit. Be sure that those in office really will have the public's best interests at heart and not some political agendas.

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

It needs to go away. This is the flu and yes a large number of people have it but the over cautions are not benefiting the health and well being of future generations. We will have children who are not as well educated. We will have children afraid of disease. I'm afraid the "new normal" is going to make us very vulnerable.

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

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