Wednesday was a surreal day for me.  I spent the day working with a team of volunteers and professionals to help convert the beautiful gothic Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine into a field hospital for Mt Sinai hospital. It was beyond strange to turn this beautiful cathedral into a place to bring sick Covid-19 patients. It felt like we were building a film set for a movie about the plague in the middle ages (except for the blue plastic tarps that we used to protect the cathedral’s floors, which would have been very out of place).  It was truly moving and life-affirming to see so many people helping out despite obvious concerns about the Covid-19 virus. Thankfully, it appears that NY has reached the peak of its Covid-19 curve, and Mt Sinai is now saying that it won’t have to use the field hospital. I’ve never been so glad to have a day’s work turn out to have been unnecessary. Stay safe and well, everyone.

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