Covid-History Item Type Metadata
Lake Clear, 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?
I didn't feel too affected and didn't know anyone with the disease.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
Now that it's winter, i miss the pool the most! I also miss live concerts, summer art walks, theater performances, i know i will miss our First Night festivities. And holiday gatherings with friends.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
i am walking and cooking. Was swimming in the summer. I'm fortunate to live in the forest which is a great stress reliever.
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
see above - cancellations of activities like summer art walks, concerts, closure of swimming pools at the nearby colleges. Also miss getting together with friends.
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?
no, i'm retired and i write books, poems, articles
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?
I've worked from home as a writer for many years
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?
i have two senior dogs and one junior cat, they're not impacted.
What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?
the escalation of events via zoom. We had an 80th birthday celebration for my aunt that my cousin organized, and family members who live on 3 continents were all able to participate!
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 stressful isolation is.
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
that it can happen - pandemics have been with us (but not in my generation; i don't really remember the polio one)
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“Yvona,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 15, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/253.