COVID in Cazenovia

We’re currently living in a unique historical moment, one that will be looked back upon for years to come. It’s a rare opportunity to be able to collect history while it’s happening so in an effort to capture the challenges, changes, and emotions of this hectic time we’re asking you, the community, to contribute to our archive. Has your home/school/work life been affected by the shelter in place? Have you or a loved one been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you experiencing different emotions you’d like to express? Has your business been affected by state mandates? Whatever your experience during the COVID crisis, we want to hear, collect it, and save it.

We want your personal stories! Inspired by the letters, journals, and scrapbooks  in our collection documenting past adversities, we are calling on all Cazenovians to send us their personal stories of how this pandemic is impacting their lives. Whether sharing your new role as a stay at home parent/ homeschool teacher, adapting your work responsibilities to work from home, or the challenges faced as you continue to work through the crisis, your story is unique and important.

Are you a Business Ower, we want to hear from you too! Right now in Cazenovia, it is anything but business as usual. No matter the size or sector, businesses are having to quickly react to the ever-changing landscape. Employee and customer considerations have forced businesses to close their doors. A typically bustling downtown area now looks eerily vacant.We are asking you to share your stories. Is your business closing or has shut its doors? Has your restaurant switched to delivery only? Is your neighborhood walk now filled with closed doors and empty windows?