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Quarantined in the Pizzeria

Francesca Montanaro and her father Paul at his pizza shop.

COVID-19 has forced many families to improvise childcare. For some, it’s been like a four month long ‘bring your child to work’ day.

Paul Montanaro runs a pizza shop in the Bronx. That’s where his 11-year-old daughter Francesca has been spending her days since her school shut down in March. Both of Francesca’s parents are essential workers – her mom is an ICU nurse at a hospital in Manhattan.

We asked Francesca to keep an audio diary as she finished up 5th grade in the pizza shop.

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