Jazmine

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

29

Date

05/16/2021

Location

Omaha NE

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 work as a cook in a nursing home, almost as soon as it hit we were donning masks around the facility and implementing hand washing procedures. We had a hard time throughout all of it losing residents and trying to protect the ones we had, while also trying to keep spirits and motivation high. Had Covid-19 tests twice a week durring all of it, and a whole unit dedicated to helping people recover from Covid-19. But I think one of the hardest parts was watching residents deteriorate from lack of social contact, with family. Also celebrating when we finally returned to something as simple as eating in the dining rooms and seeing them all out and socializing again was a large victory.

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

I think it created an anxiety in all of us at first.amd throughout, being overly aware of every cough and sneeze from ourselves and those around us amped it up, though after being init for so long you almost be desensitized to everything that's going on and all the changes. worrying about family members and not seeing them because of being afraid of getting them sick...I missed thanksgiving and Christmas in 2020....to relieve stress i was lucky enough to work with friends, and to be honest sometimes and drink or two.

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

Honestly the rudeness And hatefulness towards the workers who are implementing new policy to keep everyone safe in stores and restruants ...I was surprised by the toilet paper hoarding I still don't understand that.

Dublin Core

Title

Jazmine

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Date

05/16/2021

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

12661793328

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Jazmine,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 15, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/385.

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