The Spirit of Easter in Corona Times

It has been a whirlwind of a week.

It has been a whirlwind of a week. After finally taking the opportunity afforded during the Covid-19 crisis to launch this site and a web series with my cousin I was given the opportunity to work again. The team I work with has, like many other news outlets across the country, significantly limited staff. There are anchors working from their homes via Skype and LiveU, there are remote control rooms, operators in masks, and cleaning crews hitting sets every hour at various companies. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to work from home. The team that put together the plan for making this happen is altogether remarkable. We have a combination of Zoom, LiveU, Skype, Google Docs, and a few apps making this all work to put shows on the air and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it. The way all the teams involved in this have stepped up to make this happen is incredible, they’ve shown ingenuity and chutzpah, as well as compassion for our colleagues suffering from the virus or missing their families who are far from home. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to get the call to get up to speed with my colleagues, I haven’t felt this in awe of my work since the first time I walked onto a live set, but this experience has brought us together in many ways not the least of which is our ability to work together to take action.

I am thrilled to be a part of all that is happening, but what I learned in the three weeks prior, is that I am blessed enough to be near my family, have food on my table, and have a job through this. My dog is well fed and cared for, I’m healthy, and I was able to make my slowdown in work an opportunity. Many people do not have that, and in the spirit of Easter we should all be thinking about our fellow man a little more. There are teachers struggling to make lesson plans that work online, there are entire families out of work, there is a drastic blood shortage, there are doctors camping in garages so as not to bring germs in to their families, nurses without masks, police officers trying to enforce our new normal while keeping their communities and themselves safe, and grocery and delivery workers exposing themselves every day so that those of us who are able to buy food, can. So, it is in this spirit that I’ve listed a handful of charities to help those in need. Those who can, should. We’ll get through this, above all things the American worker is resilient.

Farm Aid

The CDC Foundation

Feeding America

National Council on Aging Covid-19 Resources for Seniors

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

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