PODCAST: Hear How Our Community is Dealing with the Coronavirus
Remember last week when our biggest worry was all of the barrels and cones on the Lloyd? Things got real, very fast with the coronavirus pandemic. Our lives have changed in so many ways, over the course of just a few days.This is a time to slow things down, spend time with family and pray that this passes soon.
For some, you've been sent home to work or you're faced with teaching your kids common core math that you need a tutor for. But, for our friends with jobs that put them in the front line of COVID-19, just going to work could get them infected. Police officers, doctors, nurses, social workers and child advocates, fire fighters, EMS and first responders, and even our much-appreciated retail and food service workers all provide services that the public needs. So, how are they holding up? We talked with a few of them, to get their perspective.
Sarah Jenkins is an R.N. at Deaconess Gateway. She also has 3 little kids at home and she's doing her best to keep them all healthy.
Crystal Elliott is a Fire Fighter / EMT with the McCutchanville Fire Department. Crystal also has 3 daughters. She gives some tips about calling 9-1-1 and how her department is keeping their sanity.
Alex Craig is a teacher at Daniel Wertz Elementary. She misses her students so much that she started a Facebook page to read books to them.
David Parker owns Prime Time Pub & Grill in Newburgh. He was faced with the option of closing or offering carry out & delivery in order to keep his employees.
Shawn King is a business owner that is doing what he can to help some of the servers that are now out of work.
Holly Edmond is the Executive Director of Holly's House. Her nonprofit was forced to cancel their largest fundraiser. She is still going into work everyday, because child abuse could be on the rise, with kids home for this extended period.