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Canajoharie ,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?

It was at first a little joke to me and my friends. Then, reality of it all hit me and my friends. It has impacted so much between families and friends that it hurts not to see them. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like right now without Covid-19. But I guess we'll never know. We don't know if it will get better or not. But I just want to look upon all this rain to find a rainbow. Maybe some day we all will cross it and meet again.

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

Before the rest of the world didn't matter to me. No offense. But all I could think about was me and my friends. No bully could hurt me because I had my friends. They were my life. Yet now they just float away like balloons that accidentally get let go of.

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

I fill crappy but in a way we all do. I personally still haven't found out a way to relieve my stress. Well, I am a little bit of a stress case. So don't mind me.

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

Nothing really. We all still talk when we see each other on street. I just think people are annoyed the masks and Covid that they don't want to control their lives.

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?

No. But maybe one day if that is my belonging.

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 a worker just for school though and the homework is annoying by the way.

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 they couldn't lay off school.

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

Yes. I am all remote and let me just say it is so hard. My challenges is not getting as much help from teachers. So I guess I'll be ready for college assignments.

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

Yes. Myself I have to handle myself. Which is really hard. Including when I make coffee. I really need to control myself.

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?

We do it online. It can become harder each day. We do Hybrid so in and out of school. I am all remote. But the pro's are I get to sleep sometimes during class because they don't have work for me.

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

I have been using it for art and positivism for myself. Also setting all life goals.

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

No not really but it still has taken away some major opportunities.

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

No. But I would love a pug.

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

More confidence and positivity toward my body.

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

No. But if I did I would fight as hard as I could.

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

I didn't but I would honor their presence.

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

That it was gonna be this hard.

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

That even through the darkest a light will shine through.

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

It will be with more positivity and better life choices.

Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?

No. But thx for this box anyway.

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