“I’ve been seeing a lot of people I know hanging out with friends, and even sharing food, and it doesn’t seem the wisest to me. I think that the main things people need to understand [is that] this virus is still around, to be careful, and to really get creative with what you do.”
“We help them understand that they are in danger. Information is very important. This country is different from our [Latin American] countries. In this country, there is a lot of help for victims of domestic violence and many do not know it.”
“It’s impossible to advocate for someone [in court] over the telephone. … Anything you say or your client says is heard by everyone.”
Reopening looks as likely to be undemocratic in Mass as it has been anywhere in the country, with employers acting as the ultimate arbiters of whether their workers will be forced to choose between accepting the health risks of returning to work or getting kicked off unemployment.
“I am not asking for awareness from everyone, but I am asking if you know someone who struggles with mental health to check up on them frequently and actually show them you want to help and support them.”