The Underappreciated of COVID-19

In late 2019, it was an emerging virus that was happening elsewhere. By March 2020, countries were shut down. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has become a global pandemic in a short few months. People are locked inside for quarantine to protect themselves and others.


Despite many workplaces implementing work-at-home opportunities, many people still need leave the house to go to work. Healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals and those in food supply must continue working. This includes grocery stores and fast food restaurants that remain open. Mailpersons, USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc. drivers, Door Dash and Uber Eats drivers and school food service workers are still attending work every day. These people are the backbone of our society.

Consider: after grocery stores were cleared of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes, Americans took to Amazon to order these very items. Who had to deliver those items? Mailpersons, USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc. drivers.


Consider: after dine-in restaurants and fast-food lobbies were closed, how did you get your Big Mac meal without leaving the comfort of your own home? Door Dash and Uber Eats drivers.


While K-12 schools are shut down - either for a few weeks to for the remainder of the school year - food service workers must still report to work. Why? Because for some of those kids, the meal they get at lunch could be the only meal they get that day.


Take a moment and thank these brave individuals.

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