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Wilton, NY

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?

We have been following all protocols. But, we are getting tired of masks and not seeing friends and family.

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

We see none of our friends or family, particularly now that the weather is colder.

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


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

How willing people have been to do what they need to do to get through this.

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?

I am working part from home and part at work. What is most difficult is when something I need is at home, when I am at work, and vice versa.

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?


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

birthdays have been rough. We have not been able to get together with family.

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

My cats used to know they would get treats at 5:00 when I got home- they both sing “it’s 5:00 somewhere” all day long now

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

My friend just lost her husband to Covid and she has Covid, as well. I cannot go see her or hug her or cry together with her.

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

It’s a virus. Not a political statement. All these people screaming about their “respiratory freedom” - what about the respiratory freedom of the 300,000+ Americans who have died? Just put the damn mask on.

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

I have never been a big hand shaker- glad it may go out of style

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COVID-19 (Disease)


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Southern Adirondack Library System


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Covid History




Coronavirus Pandemic


“Lorie,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed February 1, 2023, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/281.

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