​Oneida County History Center

Share your story here!

We are all living through a historic moment in time. The History Center wants to preserve your story for future generations and is inviting the public to submit their COVID-19 stories.  These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how our community was impacted by this global pandemic. Complete the form below to share your experience during this unprecedented time. Want to submit your story vial mail? Download the form at the bottom of the page, print, and send your submission to:

Oneida County History Center
Attn: COVID Stories
1608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

* Please use appropriate language and consider the privacy of those you may include in your story.*

Quarantined in the Time of Corona: Oneida County Experiences during COVID-19

What do we want to know? Please use the questions below to get you started.


  • What was a typical day like during quarantine? How did you fill your time?
  • Has wearing a mask in public changed you?  How?
  • What does a “return to normal” mean to you?
  • What have you missed the most during this time of COVID 19?
  • What’s the first thing you’ll do when you feel safe?
  • What are some of the most positive things you’ve done during quarantine?
  • Have your feelings about COVID 19 changed over time?  How?
  • When the crisis is over, what do you hope for yourself, your community, your country, or the world?
  • Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?


Visuals are welcome! Please label images with location and date. Upload and submit with the form below or email to historyinquiries@oneidacountyhistory.org. Please use the subject line ‘My COVID story, your name’.