Utica, NY is a post industrial city in in Upstate New York that has gained fame as the "City that Loves Refugees" by welcoming immigrants fleeing climate disasters, war zones and persecution from all parts of the world, providing English language classes & other other orientation programs to prepare them to become citizens. Likewise it's an active center for the "Black Lives Matter" movement with rallies that attract multi cultural participation.
By now I'm in my third month of voluntary quarantine." Luckily I have a phone, radio, internet to keep me in touch with the outside world. I go out a couple of times a week to buy food, take a walk, take a few photos if there is anything out there to take photos of. No pedestrians, no traffic, No Sweet Escape. almost everything is closed i and I feel lucky that I have my house to be safe in & that so far I haven't contracted anything. ..stay safe everybody.