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Ballston Lake, 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?

Impact ofCOVID-19 first occurred around the middle of March, 2020

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

confined to staying at home and inside more than usual. NOt being able to interact with family and friends.

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

Feeling fine--no problems. Watching a lot of "streaming" on TV and goimg for walks in the neighborhood .

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

Fewer people outside. Most everyone is very polite.

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?


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?


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?

Spendimg more time on the internet doing research and listening to various lectures. Zooming with family

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

Only birthdays. Used Zoom to connect with family

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


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

Some family members , but not in my area. All recovered!!

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


What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

More information on what was happening in countries that already had the virus.

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

The Federal government has to be better prepared for the likelihood of another pandemic so we can prevent more people from dying from the virus.

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

more continued social distancing --wearing face masks. More concern interacting with people.

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


Dublin Core




Southern Adirondack Library System




Covid History




“Barton,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed December 8, 2022,

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