a mother of three, emigrated from Jamaica to New York City two decades ago.
Since 2014, she has been a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service; her work is essential. Her
daily route in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, has become longer amid the COVID-19
pandemic. The number of packages has increased as people have been staying home
and ordering more online. Nadine often has to spend up to four hours in some of
the larger apartment buildings she serves, putting mail and packages in their
Postal workers have been making their appointed
rounds every day during this health crisis, literally risking their lives to
deliver mail. Since the pandemic hit the United States, sixty postal workers
have died from symptoms related to COVID-19. According to USPS spokesperson
Dave Partenheimer, approximately 2,400 postal workers have tested positive for
the coronavirus-related disease.