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Business Unusual at Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Friday, April 17, 2020 – On this day, Chris Sulmonte from Baltimore shared the photos below along with the following dispatch:

My name is Chris, usually I’m the administrator to the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit. But since the COVID response, I have changed out of my usual shirt and tie and been helping with staff support and as a transport safety officer. I thought I would pass along two photos that my friends took of me specifically so I could show my kids in the future what a day in life was like. One is a photo of my get up and the other is me taking a quick nap between transports.

Man sitting on chair in hallway
Photo courtesy of Chris Sulmonte
Man standing in hallway
Photo courtesy of Chris Sulmonte

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