Making It Work
Richard Fischhof proves you can teach old dogs—and young coronavirus puppies—new tricks.
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The Rev. Michael Walrond spent the earliest days of the pandemic getting used to remote church services. Since then, giving has declined, the outreach strategy has shifted, and encouragement has become a theme in sermons.
Dr. Elizabeth Fontana, a neurosurgeon by training, was redeployed to a Covid-19 unit where she spends most of her time tending to the needs of critically ill patients and trying to comfort their families.
Dr. Phil Cai is experiencing something no dentist ever expects: Patients, starved for human connections, are actually happy to arrive at his office. His office has added a filtration system, and everyone is suited up.
Maraya Perinat, founder of Barcelona’s five-star Cotton House Hotel, switched from luxury tourists that paid around $450 a room to Covid-19 patients to help relieve pressure on overwhelmed intensive-care units.
Mariana Paz relies on visual cues instead of touch to gauge client progress. Revenue is sharply down, but a rebound is expected:
Rev. Steven Paulikas relies on teleconferencing to safely shepherd members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, while a morgue truck across the street casts a “daily shadow of death.”
The upscale Dallas restaurant where Rosa Mendoza worked had to close because of the pandemic. She now serves food to the homeless for much-less pay, but with a big dose of satisfaction.
Lobbyist Glenn LeMunyon stays busy with email, infrastructure proposals and videoconferences. There is, however, an important ingredient missing from the daily grind: small talk.
Maddisen Maxwell is hopeful her online offerings will meet enough demand to supplement at least some of the revenue lost to the pandemic.
“We don’t want to fall back,” says Matt Cullen, CEO of development company Bedrock. “The irony is that it’s long been said if the nation catches a cold, Detroit gets pneumonia.”
Pat Brown, CEO of the plant-based meat maker, has been working from a bedroom that was occupied by his children amid his concerns about public health and the Bay Area’s “shelter in place” restrictions. “I do most of my business through this tiny portal.”
Despite some trepidation, Michigan resident Trina Bird answered a call from her employer, Ford Motor, to return to an idled factory as the auto maker switched to making ventilators.
Brooke Burk’s Missouri plant had two cases of Covid-19 last month, but she’s still working to keep colleagues safe, implementing and enforcing social-distancing measures at the factory.
Kate Schroder is running for Congress in Ohio: juggling kids’ schedules, fundraising and navigating a primary upended by the coronavirus.
Amanda Graham spots AT&T broadband outages before they happen or finds a fix when they do. She says the coronavirus pandemic has expanded her universe.
Ævar Pálmi Pálmason, who serves the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police force, heads a team of so-called contact tracers in Iceland, deployed to try to keep anyone potentially infected from spreading the virus.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned Wendy Richards’s niche cloth-diaper business into a nearly round-the-clock operation.
Elsa Romero, who cleans two floors at the Miami Tower, is holding on to her job even as the building empties out and more office workers choose to ride out the coronavirus pandemic at home. “I don’t have a plan B,” she said.
As a funeral director, Mike Zuzga’s job is to lend mourners a shoulder to cry on and accommodate their needs as they grieve. In the coronavirus pandemic, he can no longer lend that shoulder, and he has begun to resemble far more of a bad cop than he ever intended.
Fear of illness. Anxiety over potential financial strain or job loss. These are the issues Nancy Lublin is watching pour into Crisis Text Line, her nonprofit text-messaging organization she operates with funding from tech-industry billionaires. The volume of messages has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
Istanbul cabbie Zafer Sari usually has his pick of riders. On Monday, he was drinking tea with fellow drivers at what is typically peak-traffic time.
Dr. Amy Cirbus is finding it hard to get away from her job as a therapist and director of clinical content at a company called Talkspace. Simple things—like taking a peaceful walk or tucking her children in—take serious planning.
Checking in with the Rev. Deth Im, a community activist in Kansas City., Mo., working on outreach for the 2020 U.S. census in the age of the coronavirus.
Alisha Crossley has raced to rebook clients whose spring wedding dreams have been scrambled by the coronavirus crisis. The Alabama photographer is now offering a new service: front-porch portraits.
Lisa Roy heads up the company’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, directing teams that help build field hospitals across the U.S.
The pandemic has thrown a curveball to lawmakers working to secure stimulus funds in an election year. Rep. Haley Stevens (D., Mich.) is among those finding creative ways to keep pursuing her policy goals and re-election.
Chef Danny Grant didn’t need takeout to generate more than $50 million in sales last year at his fine-dining restaurants in Chicago. Now his businesses’ survival depends on it.
Potential disruptions at Micron’s Chinese operations led CEO Sanjay Mehrotra to draw up contingencies and protect the chip maker’s supply chain before the coronavirus became a full-blown pandemic.
Robert Hiller has stood tall as Canada’s ranks of organ tuners thinned, rebuilding and installing organs for customers from Nova Scotia to Inner Mongolia. This provided steady income for 45 years, but now the order bank is nearly empty and he said he is in survival mode.
Robin Arzón revels in providing inspiration to the cyclists pedaling in a New York studio with her as she leads classes. Coronavirus restrictions on social gatherings are now forcing her and other instructors to keep up the energy in trying times for virtual audiences only.
St. John Frizell and his partners worked nonstop for the March 15 reopening for Gage & Tollner, a 19th-century chop-and-oyster restaurant in Brooklyn. Instead, it’s shuttered and they’ve had to lay off the staff.
Nasdaq’s Jay Heller works on getting companies to go public, a process gone remote during the pandemic without in-person roadshows or bell-ringing ceremonies.
Ben Davidowitz’s Open Access BPO counts a U.S. food-delivery service and a major hospital system among its customers. His employees are fielding calls from their homes in the Philippines.
Izzy Wheatley lives at Paradise Park in southwest England with 1,200 animals and three humans.
Olaf Kroneman offers a “familiar face” for patients who are infected with Covid-19.
How the coronavirus crisis has changed life for Sam Harshbarger, a 32-year-old stocker at a Kroger store in Huntington, W.Va.
Alison Harding-Jones is holing up in an English village with her family and pets because of the pandemic, but is still hard at work as Citigroup’s head of mergers and acquisitions for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
At the Greyhound Inn, a historic pub and coaching inn, taps are idle and picnic tables lean against the old brick building. Villagers have promised to order meals but it is uncertain whether that will be enough.
Douglas Boneparth’s schedule has been scrambled. Long-term planning and portfolio reviews with clients, for example, have moved to evenings—after the kids are tucked into bed.
For Emily Gundlach, a traveling nurse working at a Los Angeles-area pediatric hospital, the coronavirus pandemic means what was to be a three-month gig has been extended an extra four weeks.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Joseph Puma’s best day as a gig worker was a $344 haul he notched last year. Last Friday, he nearly doubled that tally and followed up with another $602 over the weekend.
Duluth postman Dik LaPine’s route takes him to many local businesses. He avoids touching and washes his hands dozens of times a day. The Wall Street Journal looks at how coronavirus is changing the way people work.