Linda

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

72

Date

02/27/2021

Location

Plattsburgh

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 was in Iowa City for a graduate art show featuring my niece when it was suddenly cancelled and students had to leave campus.

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

My life is much more solitary and I depend on technology to connect with friends and family.

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

I miss seeing friends and family. To relieve stress I have turned to nature. In the Spring, Summer and Fall I kayaked. In the Winter I snowshoe. I can safely social distance with friends.

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

I see more people walking and enjoying our wonderful beaches and parks.

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

Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?

No

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

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

NO

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

NO

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

I have been using zoom for organizations and meeting with friends. I have taken classes on line. I have made books using digital photography.

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

I had to cancel two major trips, one to Europe and one to the Caribbean. Holidays plans were altered.

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

No

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

I upped my charitable giving to local organizations. I tried to support local eateries by doing take-out.

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

Yes. They experienced extreme muscle ache and fatigue but never spiked a fever.

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

No

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

I wish we there were not so many mixed messages. If we knew the importance of wearing masks earlier we could of saved lives.

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

I think being prepared like you would be for any weather. situation when you are sheltering in place.

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

I think we will be adapting for a long time. Masks are probably here to stay for awhile.

Dublin Core

Title

Linda

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Date

02/27/2021

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

12448027463

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Linda,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/338.

Output Formats

Geolocation