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Granville, 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 think it was mid March, when schools decided to close. I don't know when the first case in my town was.

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

More staying home. Less camping, the parks are either closed or not allowing out of staters. Considering we live on the Vermont border and camp there most of the time, this has cancelled a few visits.

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

I'm feeling fine. I think everyone is doing some stress eating, less exercise. Seems like the "freshman 15" has been replaced by the "covid 19".

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

There has been a lot of support for local businesses.

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

I am an essential employee. I work at a converting mill where we make napkins and paper towels.

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?

Some people where I work were furloughed, I was not. They received unemployment, there insurance was paid for them while they were out.

Do you have children at home? How’s it going?

1 grown child. He was furloughed for a month but was also an essential employee. I do watch my 2 grandkids while their mom works, she is an essential employee at the post office. It is rough for them not being able to see their friends. They only have each other or adult relatives to play with, that gets rough some times. We try to keep things as normal.

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

I think I have turned it off more.

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

My nephew's high school graduation is scheduled to take place on June 26th as planned. However, each graduate is only allowed 1 parent/guest. It will be live streamed. His BOCES graduation was done drive thru style, I believe, as was all the end of the year moving up ceremonies for elementary students.

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

I have a dog and a cat as well as 12 chickens. I did not adopt more at this time.

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

More parents spending time with their children. More supporting local businesses.

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

Testing was not done in the early stages here, not until around May. I think more people had it than they have reported. I feel there were cases back in early December that were attributed to the flu because testing wasn't being done.

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Southern Adirondack Library System




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“Dawn,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 19, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/93.

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