STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Staten Islanders are doing their part to flatten the curve by staying home and social distancing and wearing masks when they’re outdoors.
Meanwhile, essential workers and health-care professionals on the front line are risking their lives every day to save others, working long hours and suffering anxiety of infecting themselves and their families. They are the true heroes of this crushing health crisis.
Scroll below as we salute them and send your photos of your heroes on the front line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtesy Project Hospitality
Julian Gaxholli, proprietor of Blue restaurant, donating huge amounts of food to Project Hospitality for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Patricia Mullen, right, and colleagues, at the front line at SIUH emergency department, showing appreciation for treats from the OLGC second grade Brownies and kindergarten Daisies.
Courtesy Ashley Schirripa
Staten Islander Dr. Michael Schirripa is an anesthesiologist on the front line at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
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Dillon and Annie Falcone are fighting the coronavirus quarantine blues with a new furry friend, Millie.
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Victoria Vega works in the Telemetry Unit at Staten Island University Hospital, helping to keep patients alive and well.
Courtesy Rapaccuiolo family
Anthony, Emanuela, and baby Anthony Frank Rapacciuolo celebrate their second wedding anniversary today, happily in quarantine.
Courtesy Griffin family
Staten Islander John Griffin is a nurse on the COVID-19 front line.
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Nurse practitioner Briana Damora FaceTimes her two children during breaks on the front line.
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Nicole Smith and Kristen Chambers are front line health-care professionals.
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Victoria Gullo is donning a face mask on her way to food shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Patricia Mullen, foreground, and colleagues on the front line at SIUH emergency department, showing appreciation for treats from the OLGC second grade Brownies and kindergarten Daisies.
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MarieNicole Carlucci is social distancing and “seeing” friends virtually during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Madison DiMaio us adhering to recommendations that masks be donned while outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.