My husband and I had spent the winter in Florida when all of this started hitting New York.
And the messages in Florida were that New Yorkers were bringing Covid-19 to Florida. We couldn’t wait to get back home, and even though we were hitting peak numbers in New York, we wanted to leave Florida and be home where we felt the leadership was so much more stronger and that we would be in much better shape if something happened to us.
It was kind of scary being in Florida and hearing the venom directed towards New Yorkers in particular, that they brought Covid-19 to Florida. It was a scary time to be far from home. And when we did arrive home, even though we’re socially isolated from everybody, including our family, we’re happy to be back home in our home state of New York.