Covid-History Item Type Metadata






Argyle, 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 am unsure if there was or is a confirmed case in my town. The first impact was when my job was in decision of whether it's was to be deemed essential

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

Having to wear masks. I still work, and we're cautious there, not much has changes

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

I had to deal with a broken tooth for 3 months, so I am pained with that. I am not really stressed but I listen to music, write, and take photos a lot

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

Everyone actually paying attention to the rules of wearing a mask and social distancing

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?

Yes, I am an essential worker. I work in a retail store that sells bargains and essential needs. We're disinfecting things touched by our customers and employees, we're wearing masks, and making sure that the environment is safe for everyone. We wash hands more often, clean and make sure the furrkids are OK. We both work, so we're not quarantined

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?

No children just 3 cats, they don't have a clue, or don't care.

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

Normal stuff

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

3 cats, they're a comedy act, they keep us laughing

What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

I wish I went to the dentist.

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

Take care of the planet and be cautious to things around you. Take life serious, but have fun. Don't believe social media, listen to the experts.

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

I hope people don't falter and go too crazy, just keep distance and if you're required to wear a mask to just put it on, it's not a bad thing

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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Kat,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/71.

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