I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us by Marie Johnson-Ladson

I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us I remember when I first heard of the CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 It was on the News They were telling us that this virus was in China and hitting the people hard It seemed so far away and I wasn’t worried Then I heard the virus had taken the lives of a few people in Seattle, Washington Still I wasn’t worried Then it started showing up more and more in the… Continue Reading I Remember When CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Attacked Us by Marie Johnson-Ladson

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A poem about celebrating birthdays in quarantine by Eliana Birman

quaran-teen Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me You might think it’s just a birthday song I’m singing to myself for my birthday But you’re wrong. It’s not a birthday song. How could you be so dumb? It’s not a birthday song! It’s just how long I need to wash my hands To keep them clean Prevent disease I need to sneeze Now I need to… Continue Reading A poem about celebrating birthdays in quarantine by Eliana Birman

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After Corona by Candace A. Williams (short fiction)

Emily didn’t survive.  Like so many others she had succumbed to the invasion.  Statistically, they had been doomed at the outset.  The families were told what to expect, but that didn’t mean they were prepared.  Little Debbie was seven now.  She skipped happily amidst the blades of the vibrant and verdant park.  “Over the river and through the woods to…..”  The events of a year-and-a-half interrupted her gleeful tune.  Grandpa without Grandma was a dereliction… Continue Reading After Corona by Candace A. Williams (short fiction)

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Documenting COVID-19: Personal Account by Jonathan Greenberg

None of it felt real until suddenly it did – like right out of a movie that nobody signed up for. An orthodox man in New Rochelle got sick after returning from a trip to Florida. It was weird and people took it seriously, but life wasn’t really altered. The mayors and government folks all told us not to change a thing. So we didn’t. Next came the email from shul informing everybody that our… Continue Reading Documenting COVID-19: Personal Account by Jonathan Greenberg

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“Documenting Teaneck History: The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic” by Barbara Ostroth

Our lives on Vandelinda Avenue were moving along nicely in the winter of 2020 – then came to a crashing halt in early March.  As a busy realtor in Bergen County, I was taking advantage of the mild winter weather to start my spring season off quickly and had a lot of business already underway.  My husband is retired but has been involved with our church (Second Reformed in Hackensack) as well as volunteering once… Continue Reading “Documenting Teaneck History: The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic” by Barbara Ostroth

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