Covid spread Through My Family and Took My Dad. Don’t Make Our Mistakes
DECEMBER 22, 2020
By Jodie Gunzberg, as told to Jennifer Clopton
We had thought we were being careful enough. We didn’t have a party or large gathering. We limited ourselves to only small, intimate interactions — the kind that so many people are likely about to have this holiday season. But these interactions that we thought were harmless ended with 10 confirmed COVID-19 infections in our family. Most of us have recovered, but we lost my father.
It was just before Halloween — on Oct. 30 — when my parents, living in New Jersey, had their very close cousins visit from Long Island. Since it was a long drive, the cousins stayed the night with my parents. The next day, on Halloween, my parents invited my sister’s family over, and they gathered inside so they…
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