Diane Umansky



I live in New York City, but my family and I have been sheltering in place at our little second home since for nearly two months. With five of us, doing so in an apartment would be even more challenging. The days before we left the city, our home for many years, were a blur of rising fear and disbelief as the pandemic began to spread ferociously there. Friends, family, and colleagues talked constantly: Stay or go? Send kids to school or pull them out? Where to get hand sanitizer? What will happen?