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Native Bronxite. Rivertowns Transplant. Public Policy Wonk. Film and Comedy Nerd. No hobbies.
Dec 20, 2021 13 tweets 8 min read
Almost impossible to get a PCR test in #Westchester (or NYC) right now. This evening on FB, the County Executive, George Latimer, provided an update on the #COVID testing situation in Westchester County. See below for content: 1/12 "Update on #COVID #Testing & more…We’re all well aware of the long lines faced by those who want/need COVID testing. This post will update what is being done about it.Two things have worked to push more people to get tested:more infection exposures; #holidayseason #travel 2/12
Dec 18, 2021 6 tweets 12 min read
🤶Dear Santa: Please, we need some Public Private Partnerships in ##Westchester for Christmas and the Covid Surge! Can you transfer some #privatesector elves to help @westchestergov provide free, accessible (by mass-transit and by drive through) rapid #PCR #testing Also, 1/6 🎅for stocking stuffers, how about enough seven-piece packages of rapid #antigen #testing for home use, available by mail or at local #health departments or local houses of worship or even by #reindeer for every #Westchester resident, free, upon request? Also, 2/6
Apr 3, 2020 7 tweets 5 min read
Regarding the #Hartsdale #TraderJoes specifically:
"In Hartsdale, New York, one Trader Joe’s employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and another has been diagnosed as a suspected case by their doctor, according to one current and former employee... "....Erica Mildner worked at the #Hartsdale store until she quit March 20 after being sent home for asking to wear gloves, which previously were not explicitly permitted by the corporate office. [ #OSHA ] is now investigating her case.......
Mar 20, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
A poem:

"And People Stayed Home" by Kathleen O'Meara (pen name Grace Ramsey) (1839 - 1888)

And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and stopped
and listened deeper someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their shadow
and people began to think differently
and people healed
Mar 14, 2020 8 tweets 6 min read
Message from my friend @NeilPlotnick, a #teacher in Massachusetts (where staff had zero warning about the decision to close #schools for six weeks; he was unable to prepare any materials to give them) sent to his high school students, entitled #KeepADiary: "The next few weeks are going to be something that you will remember for the rest of your lives. There will be a time in the years to come when your children and grandchildren will ask you questions......"