"What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.”
COVID 19 & BROOKLYN WATE
We are Still.. We #StayHome.
We’ve missed you quite a bit, but this COVID-19 pandemic situation has forced us to BE STILL . The way we socialize now is an especially unfamiliar territory for us. What used to be a friendly hand shake, or an embracing hug between one another is now socially distancing engagement through social media, surprise drive-bys , zoom meetings, memes and emoji’s. Our country is under siege by a virus we can’t see and our health professionals are sacrificing themselves on the front line so we all can move past this moment in history. Our teachers are extending themselves through the screens as others continue to be providers and nurturers from home.
While people of color are experiencing of disproportionate increases in rates of infection , others are losing their fight due to complications related to COVID-19. We have received extremely limited supplies, testing, and access to information. Without these important necessities, we are destined to see a decrease in health within our communities. Our elders and our special needs loved ones, are an increasingly vulnerable population that we are responsible for in every sense of the word. We are transitioning outside of the touch and presence of our families and friends Our children are tossing and turning at night from the increased anxiety that not being able to see their friends has conjured. Some of us spend at least 30 hours a week in their places that encourage learning about the world, or helping the world’s economy turn. It’s a somber time in America right now, but WE WILL MAKE IT TO THE OTHER SIDE.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a new unchartered disease that has taken the world by storm. Unprecedented forces have put the world’s economy, the global population and the current state of policy and procedure in health care under red alert. At this time, because this is an extremely new issue, information is constantly evolving and we, like you, are waiting for our health care professionals and leaders to give us the best possible way to control how this disease is spread, and making sure that we continue to be in integrity with staying home as we have been asked. It has been a challenging experience to most people who are forced to stay at home, but Brooklyn WATE would like you to remember to thank our NYC essential workers who have been putting their lives on the line each day by continuing to practice social distancing and by continuing to wear masks when you are in public amongst others, especially in places where social distancing may be challenging.