Posts tagged personal protective equipment

Peconic Bay Housekeepers Find Strength as Mother and Daughter During COVID-19

Leslie Gettling and her mother, Ingrid Castillo, let me into their lives as housekeepers on the front lines of Peconic Bay Medical Center during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Their candidness made this story feel so immersive, like I was shadowing them from afar — and I am so thankful to them both for it.

Keep loving and supporting each other, everyone.

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Unsung Heroes Continue to Staff East End Disability In the Face of COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced disability agencies on Long Island to shutter day programming, cancel all special events and, worse, impose a mandatory lockdown for residences — a difficult concept for many of the residents to grasp.

But as they acclimate to their new normal, the concern is not limited to the health threat that they face. It is also a threat assumed by the direct support professionals who care for them — essential employees who show up, day in and day out, despite the risks.

And despite earning just above minimum wage to do it.

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