Essential Enemy
by Victor Johnson

Block Island

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Hayley Miller:

”About 10 miles off the coast of mainland Rhode Island, nestled in between Montauk and Martha’s Vineyard, lies the tiny porkchop-shaped jewel of Block Island.

The island’s only township, New Shoreham, relies almost entirely on summer tourism to fuel its economy, and come spring, residents are typically welcoming visitors back with open arms. But this year, as the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States, many of the town’s roughly 1,000 year-rounders are pleading with outsiders to stay away until the dust settles.”

New Jersey needs to be more on top of this same issue happening here. Even though we are a hotspot there are still people traveling into the state to bunker down in their vacation homes.