COVID-19 Makes an E.R. Visit Scary

Photo: Kainoa Presbitero

CITY COLLEGE – Since the coronavirus struck, I woke up every day to listen to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press conferences. I worried, but I thought I was safe. Then I fell down the stairs and faced my worst fear. I had to go to the hospital.

I was living with my girlfriend, Flora, at her mom’s house in Bay Ridge. I moved there after I had to leave my dormitory at The City College of New York in Harlem because the state planned to house members of the National Guard there. My family, originally from Hawaii, lives in Virginia, and going home wasn’t an option.