I am part of that group, also, but I haven't been checking in much lately. I did see (and comment on) one thread about a woman not being able to work from home during the pandemic. Your point is well taken--we as AIA leaders need to make sure that firms understand how dangerous it is to require staff to come into the office when we are being advised to practice social distancing and keep very clean.I will reach out to Jane Frederick and see if she can do something, just in case she's not reading this thread.Thank you!
Column: 'Pandemic,' a little-known poet's poem about the coronavirus, goes viral
By MARY SCHMICHCHICAGO TRIBUNEMAR 13, 2020 | 8:56 PM
What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath-the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down.
And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that we are connectedin ways that are terrifying and beautiful.(You could hardly deny it now.)Know that our livesare in one another's hands.(Surely, that has come clear.)Do not reach out your hands.Reach out your heart.Reach out your words.Reach out all the tendrilsof compassion that move, invisibly,where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–for better or for worse,in sickness and in health,so long as we all shall live.
–Lynn Ungar-minister, dog trainer, little-known poet03/11/2020