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Greenfield Center, 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?
Week of March 9th. My reaction did not change.
How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?
I stay home. I learned how to teach online. Part of my professional life as a professional musician has totally disappeared and shows no sign of returning for months and months.
How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?
I feel fine. To relieve stress I am cleaning. I am baking bread and trying more new recipes.
What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?
There is less traffic on the roads. People are less friendly.
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?
As of last week, the end of May, I have gotten unemployment.
Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?
Yes. I give music lessons virtually. My biggest challenge is reliable internet.
Do you have children at home? How’s it going?
Yes, going fine.
Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?
Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?
Possibly. In the first weeks of the virus, my daughter became very sick. She self quarantined at her apartment. To date she has been unable to get tested.
What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?
I don't think you can prepare for this. It's good to have a stocked pantry and to have toilet paper in the house.
How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?
Our lives will only be different for another 12-18 months. Once we have a vaccine, this will quickly fade away and our lives will return to normal.
Southern Adirondack Library System
“Elizabeth,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/95.