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'We're having a COVID outbreak right now'

Imagine this: You’re expecting a lot of people for dinner. They show up around 5 p.m. and assemble beneath the covering over your front porch before entering your place. Now, imagine discovering that several of them are testing positive for COVID-19 and that you’ll need to separate the ill from the well before accepting all of them into your place.

I witnessed such a scene Sunday.

In the late afternoon Sunday, while the sky was issuing an ice-cold rain that felt like nature was being unnecessarily cruel, about a dozen people sought protection from the weather on the Cedar Street side of Commun...


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