Notes from the future: A view from New Rochelle, N.Y., where “social distancing” started

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Notes from the future: A view from New Rochelle, N.Y., where “social distancing” started

March 30, 2020
published March 30, 2020

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Amy Bass, a professor in the sports studies department of Manhattanville College, and the author of the 2018 book “One Goal.” Wrote an article for Forward.com about the effects of Coronavirus in New Rochelle and on the Manhattanville community.

 

"Inside, our children use Facetime to complete science projects, text each other their anxieties, and wonder if perhaps going to school wasn’t that bad after all; my daughter has continued her violin lessons virtually, which is kind of awesome.

Makeshift offices cover kitchen tables, dogs thrilled that petting and walking is now an all-day affair, while we all share the “schedules” that we create each day to try to do our own jobs while our children do theirs.

The personal trainer down the block holds sessions via Zoom; I am teaching my own students at Manhattanville College via Blackboard; and the human-resources professional next door is on Zoom for hours a day, meeting after meeting.

 

Read the full article here.

 

 

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