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Rexford, 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?

My husband has been in and out of medical facilities since January. The impact of COVID-19 first occurred to me when I showed up to visit him and was turned away at the door because the facility had gone into lock-down.

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

I grocery shop a lot less--usually only once every two weeks. I don't run out on errands nearly as much as I used to--have learned that I really don't need much at all. I don't get to see my adult kids and their kids much at all.

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

I miss hugs. I am not lonely as such because I am OK with my own company, but I miss the family and friend hugs I used to take for granted.

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

Going to the grocery store and following the directional arrows and use of doors. surprised at how many shoppers choose to ignore the arrows. Lots less traffic on the roads. I have noticed, sadly, how many people felt their freedom was infringed on by the restrictions telling them to wear masks or not to gather in large groups. Are they really so selfish and/or stupid that they don't get it??

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

Entertainment, and keeping in touch with family and friends. Also more online shopping than I would usually do.

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

Grandson birthday party. College graduation for one of my daughters.

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

I think that people will forget how important it is to be concerned for others , and that greed and self-centered-ness will again take over our society.

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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Elaine,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/65.

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