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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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?
When I read a news story about the cruise ship that had to dock in Australia because people were sick. I thought "that's strange, glad it's not over in Canada." Ottawa's first case was in March, reported to the public on the 11th. I felt a little worried because we live close to the hospital, but I knew that we have amazing healthcare workers that would help to stop the spread.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
I was part of best high school track team in the country, and ran everyday, now I'm less motivated to run and when I do, it's less than half of what I did before.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
Most of all I feel sad. I miss my friends and my teammates. My family is split between two countries, so I miss my other parent. To relieve stress, I've been working out for at least 60 minutes a day and gardening nonstop.
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
No, but we are in the middle of one right now. We're moving cities for my stepmom's job. We're currently moving to the virus' hub in Canada. But on the bright side, she is helping to research a cure at the hospitals.
Southern Adirondack Library System
“Charli,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 15, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/80.