The American Association for People with Disabilities has published an article on medium.com, written by Brian Bershad, who found employment through AHRC New York City. The article is one of a series about pandemic life from the disability community.
“In the pandemic, it can be scary. There’s more stress because there are a lot of Covid patients. I get a little nervous because I don’t want to catch it. I try to stay safe. We have to do different things now. We have gowns. We have masks. Every time I move someone, I put on PPE. Then I take off PPE. Every time. Things take longer than they used to. We always had to wash our hands. Now we have to do it even more. I push them in the wheelchair, or on a gurney. I’m right next to people. There’s no social distancing. Hopefully, it will get better because they have the vaccine. I’m going to take it.”