Hospital Housekeepers Are Essential Workers, Too. Here’s What Their New Normal Is Like.

By Gaia De Simoni and Shira Stoll

Published on NBC10 Boston

At 6:30 on a recent Friday morning, Kurt Curry leaves his South End apartment in Boston, a disposable white mask on his face. 

He walks in beige cargo pants and a blue button-up shirt to the Symphony T station on the Green Line, making sure to keep six feet from anyone he encounters on his way. 

The train brings him to Longwood, where he’s been fighting against the new coronavirus in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since March.

Curry is one of 321 housekeepers in the Environmental Services Department who clean, sanitize and take out the trash at the hospital, making sure it’s a safe environment for patients and nursing staff.

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Brookline 3D-Printing Studio Transforms Into Factory for COVID-Fighting Face Shields

By Gaia De Simoni

Published on NBCboston.com

When Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts closed on March 24, a community “maker space” where members can 3D print, laser-cut, weave on a loom and do other large-scale crafts, found itself having to make a decision.

“It’s kind of a shock to your system when suddenly you realize in one week we’re closing and all of the people who are coming in to take classes and to be part of our community are not coming anymore,” said Hayley Greenberg, an engineer who co-founded The Makery at Coolidge Corner.

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