March fourteen, 2020 — Soon following eight a.m. Friday, automobiles began to creep up the bridge to Glen Island, a rolling a hundred and five-acre shoreline park in New Rochelle, NY, that has been shut to the general public and repurposed as a push-thru testing middle for COVID-19.

A few substantial white occasion tents, like the sort utilised for wedding day receptions, are set up in a substantial parking lot. Automobiles pull out of the risk-free “chilly zone” into a tent, which gets to be a “sizzling zone” as shortly as the travellers roll down their windows. There, health and