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Inlet, New York

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 came up from FL On March 4 to help my dad through Cateract surgery. He has dementia and was planning to go to assisted living in early April. Neither of these things happened & I stayed at my house in Syracuse & took care of him instead. My first grandchild was born March 11. By the 13th hospitals were not allowing visitors. I only saw him once until my birthday in May when my daughter decided we were all careful enough. Poor girl and Papa were completely alone with a new born for a few months but they did well.

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

I appreciate simple things I once to for granted.

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


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

Some people are so angry, and some are very selfish & not respecting others.

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?

I have not been able to work.

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?

No work, no unemployment, but yes to 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?


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

Far more than prior.

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

Yes, I was just stuck.

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

Walk the dog at least twice a day.

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

People showed there true colors. Many came together to help others.

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


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

Be good to others & try not to complain because there are people dying. The complainers sound selfish & I don’t like some people that I used to.

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

Hopefully people will live less complicated lives & enjoy the simple things.

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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Amy,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 15, 2022,

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