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Victory Mills, 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?


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

I was definitely stressed and scared during the first 7 weeks or so. I have only had social distance visiting until just recently when I have been closer with family and friends that I know have also been precautious. Before this I was very social.

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

There is always the niggling fear that COVID can hit any time. For me, doing mindless crafts has been helpful.

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

People have been great at being precautious.

Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?

I was. I decided after 42 years of cleaning Post Offices that it was unsafe to continue working in a building where people would not wear masks. I felt like if I cannot see my own family, I would be damned if I would work in a place with blatant disregard of safety laws. At home we just recently started letting people in.

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

I sent many cards to people to just brighten their day.

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

Yes. My friend’s son and granddaughter had Covid. Luckily both recovered well.

If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?


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

Be kind!

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

I am afraid many people will lose their jobs permanently. I am concerned how schools will reopen safely. I think more people will continue to work from home.

Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?

I am sad that politicians are more concerned about their agendas and Some people this is a hoax or something China did on purpose. I wish more people listened to the experts.

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Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Patti,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022,

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