For days, he and his crew had been converting dorm rooms into shelters for those experiencing homelessness while the predicted peak of coronavirus pandemic looms. “I felt like I needed to do my part to help, and this was my chance.”
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“Our volunteers are heroes. They have been incredibly responsive during this crisis. They’ve also been patient, kind, and working as a team with (at-first) perfect strangers, who all share the same goal: to do good.”
To keep people locked up despite the looming threat of coronavirus, officials are claiming prisoners lack community ties. Advocates and family members say that’s not the case.
It is the third in a series of coronavirus bills and likely not the last, but so far it is the biggest and most misinterpreted.
“You’re not considered important until you’re really truly needed, such as in a time like this … I think anyone deemed essential needs a pay bump.”
“There’s such a wide range of experiences of our students and families, that figuring out how to create an education system that works for everybody in this moment is very complicated."
Blitzer quizzed Cantrell repeatedly about not canceling Mardi Gras and whether she regretted not doing so. She responded that she had seen “no red flags” from the feds expressly warning the city to call off Mardi Gras. Cantrell cast blame, indirectly, at President Donald Trump, who played down the significance of the pandemic even after Mardi Gras.
With campuses closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, students from other countries face significant travel restrictions and visa concerns
“They’re staying at a friend’s house. They’re staying with an aunt. They’re not staying at Park Street station at one o’clock at night freezing.”
“We’re the definition of hands-on workers. We’re pretty much breathing the same air as our customers.”