Carly Lozosky ’19 works as a Mother/Baby Registered Nurse in the Maternity Center at Morristown Medical Center. Carly said she is one of the nurses who care for Covid-positive postpartum mothers and their babies. “They are usually physically separated throughout their hospitalization,” said Carly.
Helping North Jersey Residents
As the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many of us live right now, sophomore marketing major Joseph Giglio saw an opportunity to help. “I started this business just because I noticed an untapped service that people were so desperately in need of,” says Giglio about the launch of We Shop for You North Jersey, which provides personal shopping services to residents in North Jersey. Despite being furloughed from his part-time job, his entrepreneurial spirit is not the main reason he began the service. “My sole purpose for this service is doing a positive thing during this pandemic. The money isn't a huge deal for me but I heard all these stories of people getting ripped off by other delivery services...and decided that something needed to be done.”
Nursing Career Choice Reinforced
Nursing student Kayla Gill ’22 began volunteering for the Common Health Project in May in an effort to give back to the courageous healthcare workers in need of essential protection. This organization has created more than 10,000 shields since it started in April. Kayla helps construct 10-20 shields per week and delivers the completed shields to various healthcare facilities. Said Kayla, “As a nursing major, this pandemic has made me want to pursue my career choice even more, so I wanted to help in any way possible. Volunteering for the Common Health Project has been rewarding and has allowed me to connect with my community, knowing that the face shields are going to places where they are truly needed. I am looking forward to continuing the construction of face shields for as long as they are needed to show my gratitude to doctors, nurses, technicians, and other workers.”