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Connections: What local millennials and members of Gen Z are doing to promote social distancing

Mar 24, 2020

Reports of young people crowding Florida beaches for spring break have been a source of frustration for doctors and political leaders who are ordering social distancing. Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the issue last week, telling young people who think they are immune, “You’re not superman and you’re not superwoman, you can get this virus and you can transfer the virus and you can wind up hurting someone who you love or hurting someone wholly inadvertently.” According to the Business Insider, millennials say they’re frustrated for being called out; they say it’s Gen Z that’s not staying inside.

This hour, we talk to members of both generations about what they are doing to promote social distancing and to help community members in need. They join…from a distance. Our guests:

  • Emmarae Stein, student at Nazareth College and Connections intern
  • Kim Morse, editor and Rochester native
  • Bryce Spadafora, Rochester native