Be a witness to history! Coronavirus / COVID-19
History isn't just what happened before we were born - we are living it today! Others will look back and learn from us - they will be better equipped to understand where they are from knowing where we had been. This is why it is so important to begin recording Trenton's present history so that our present community is not forgotten.

The Trentoniana Department of the Trenton Free Public Library wants to record your witness to history during this Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. We have created a way in which you can tell us what you are experiencing. Tell us your feelings, what you are seeing around you, what you are doing, and what effect this is having on you, your family and your neighbors. Please answer those questions you wish to answer, in any form you feel comfortable whether as direct text answers to the questions or as poetry, artwork, photographs, or something else. We also want to see images of what is happening around you, in your home, in your community. At the end of the survey is a place to upload files.

We will preserve these responses in our archives and, with your permission, share them now and in the future. You don't need a Google account to answer these questions - Thank you for participating!
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Your occupation
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Your town *
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Please grant us permission to use your answers and images, either for future research purposes or for sharing across social media platforms and in future exhibits. *
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What were your thoughts when the first COVID-19 cases were being diagnosed in China with the possible spread to the United States?
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What were your thoughts when the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in the United States?
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How has your behavior changed since the media first started reporting the spread? Did you continue your everyday activities? Did you start stockpiling groceries? Did you start washing your hands more frequently? Did you start avoiding people?
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How have things changed for you and/or your family since the outbreak? Do you have/know children who need to do schoolwork from home, and how are you/they dealing with that?
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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 employee who has been laid off or are you working from home? If you are still working, what precautions are being taken?
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What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you most?
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What is the worst thing about this? Are there any “silver linings” in what has happened (spending more time with family, catching up on tasks around the house, reading, doing projects, etc.)?
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When do you think this will be over and things will be back to “normal”?
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It is the year 2050 and another pandemic is looming – what would you tell someone who has just asked you about the 2020 pandemic? How would you suggest they handle what is about to come? What did officials/community/you do in 2020 that those in 2050 might consider doing differently?
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Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?
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If you have images to share, please label them with location and date and send as an attachment to trentoniana1906@gmail.com
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