Ava Loucas

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Ocean Ridge, FL

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?

The impact of COVID-19 first occurred to me when i started seeing people wearing masks and hearing about it on just about every news channel.

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

Now, I feel as though it is harder to connect with individuals then it was before the pandemic which has most certainly changed my everyday life.

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

Right now I am good but rather stressed considering it is my junior year. A way i like to relive stress is by being physically active and relaxing with my family.

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

Since the outbreak, people have been more to themselves, rather than interacting with other individuals.

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?


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?

My school has given us the option of hybrid learning, kids could choose if they would like to attended their classes in person or online at home. I believe by the fall, everyone will be back on campus.

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

During the pandemic I was definitely on my phone and social media a lot because there was not many things to do while staying home for weeks on end.

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

Yes my family and I have had to cancel graduation partys and birthday partys instead we would host zooms to celebrate.

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

Yes, we adopted a puppy and he has put smiles on all of our faces.

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

I was able to spend more time with family.

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

Yes. It was a very scary experience as he was in a coma for 10 days, luckily he was able to recover put it really showed me to not take anything for granted.

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

Luckily, I did not loose anyone.

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

To not take everyday things for granted.

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

Not to freak out and that It does get better. And to find some hobbies to pursue while in quarantine.

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

I think it will go back to almost fully normal with our vaccines.

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


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Ava Loucas


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“Ava Loucas,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/383.

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