“It’s like a horror movie. This city is always bustling with sidewalks full of people and traffic stuck in gridlock. I am usually bombarded with sights and sounds as soon as I step outside my apartment,” says Matt Hemesath, who lives in an epicenter of the United States COVID-19 pandemic — New York City.
Hemesath, a 1997 South Winneshiek graduate, adds that now when he ventures outside, there are few people and no cars honking, as there is little traffic in Manhattan.
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