Cover image: The usually crowded pavements of 42nd street are virtually empty in the wake of the Coronavirus.

The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Even while dutifully caring for his congregants during a once-a-century pandemic, Woodside New York Stake President Jason Glass was reminded of a fact most local priesthood and Relief Society leaders know well:

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Life happens.

On March 12, President Glass suddenly became ill.

“For 11 days, I was sick and in bed with respiratory issues, a high temperature, coughing, aches and pains and everything you read about that comes with the coronavirus.”

His wife, Kristina, and their daughter battled similar bouts. They’re all feeling quite a bit better, although Kristina Glass still can’t taste or smell anything.

While never officially diagnosed with COVID-19 because of local testing limitations, the Glass family is almost assuredly numbered among the tens of thousands of New York City residents to have been infected by the disease — including many Latter-day Saints. 

Scores of members have been or are currently sick. A few have died. And many more have lost jobs or have been furloughed.

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