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Clifton Park, Saratoga County

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?

March 2020, we went to remote work and a total community shutdown.

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

I do not leave my house unless I need to go to work, get groceries or to visit a doctor.

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

I am okay, I take long walks with my dog and I sew alot.

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

I have noticed less traffic on the roads and less people in stores. I am surprised by the number of people who don't keep their distance or who don't wear masks and are rude.

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 work for schools. We are required to take our temperature every day and fill out a form saying we don't have covid . We have hand sanitizer available and our office is super cleaned every day.

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 was for 3 months. It was tough getting organized and back on a schedule. Lots of interference from family members.

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

I had adult children back home for 3 months. It was tough, because they are grown up and have thier own rules and routines.

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?

I use the internet to stay informed and research the unknown.

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

Yes, 4 weddings were cancelled. We celebrated birthdays, an annversary and bitrh of a grand child very quietly and socially distant with immediate family only. There were only 5 of us.

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

I have a dog. He is very loving and affectionate. We go on walks every day and he is such a stress relief.

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

I noticed how giving people were and how strangers stepped up to help out those in need.

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

Yes, my brother and sister in law. Lucily, thier symptoms were very mild, with no after effects. we have been very lucky, so far!

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 protect myself and family so we would nor contract the disease.

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

Stay healthe by taking care of your self. Be hygenic...wash hands, cover your face and stay home if sick!!

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

Who knows what post pandemic will look like, we may never be free of covid in some form or another. I think social distancing will become normal and we won't be hand shaking or hugging anymore.

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


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“Deb,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022,

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