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Boca Raton, Florida
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 in April 2020. When there was the first case in my town, I wasn't very worried because I thought it would be easy to contain if one person had it. At the time when COVID-19 really had an impact, I was very worried for the health of my family and wanted things to go back to normal. As time went on, my anger towards the virus grew.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
My life is different now than it was before the pandemic because I have to be very cautious everywhere I go. I can't go anywhere without thinking about the possible effect it might have. Also, before the pandemic, my school was a lot different than it is now due to precautions.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I am feeling exhausted and to relieve stress I like to go to the beach or surround myself with other people.
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
I have noticed that in my community much has changed since the outbreak. Many businesses have shut down completely, as well as many new businesses that have risen. What has surprised me is my community's fight against COVD-19.
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 a student at school and my family has all been vaccinated. We are still taking the necessary precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
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?
In my school, we have had people do online school and in person. It has been an option for us since September. I think school will return to normal in the fall.
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
I had to postpone Christmas and New Year celebrations. Usually, my family flies to see our other family and has a party to celebrate the holidays, but this year that didn't happen. Instead, we stayed at home and invited only a few friends.
Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?
I bought a pet during the pandemic and she made my days a lot better.
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
I contracted COVID-19. For me personally, it was hard to breathe and I had a fever and chills. I had to stay away from my family which was very hard.
What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?
I wish I knew how to be independent before the pandemic began/
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
I would want future generations to not panic, but be very cautious to contain the spread of the virus. I think the biggest mistake was everyone not doing what they were supposed to and going out.
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
I think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward because we will hopefully know how to approach a new pandemic if it were to occur.
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“Bora,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/386.