Covid-History Item Type Metadata
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 a sophomore in High School when school ended due to the virus. I was excited for school to be out, thinking it would be a week or two, but little did I know it would strip away my social and school life.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
I have become a lot more grateful for what I usually have access to, compared to when it was striped away.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I feel okay in regards to the pandemic. I chose to come back on campus for my Junior year but covid and the stressors of applying to college do not accompany each other well.
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
People have moved down to my state causing a lot of controversy.
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?
Yes. My family consists of entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, we lost a lot of business and it took a toll on how our community was brought together through that.
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 considered an essential employee. Since the mask mandate has been lifted, my work offers the choice to wear or not wear the mask. I do whatever I feel makes the customers feel most comfortable.
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?
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?
School was canceled towards the end of my sophomore year, but my Junior year was back in session.
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
Yes. My Junior year of Prom was not present and I can not attend my bestfriend's (a sister to me) graduation, nor move her in to her local college.
Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?
I have two pets and they comfort me the same they have always.
What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?
During the pandemic I took on focusing more on things that I enjoy doing such as cooking (the photo pictured above).
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
I never got COVID-19 through the pandemic. Some people I know got it, but felt fine after a week. It did not stress me out because most teenagers immune systems are strong enough to fight off the virus.
If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?
I did not lose anybody.
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
That it would last this long.
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
Do not lose focus on what is important in life: family, school, friends. It can all be taken away from you instantly.
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
I think everything will go back to normal, it has been since the vaccine has been released.
Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?
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“Ky,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 21, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/369.