DENTON, TX - The Merrit-King family started N.E.A.D.S., an organization that delivers goods to elderly and immunocompromised Denton residents. "We originally thought it would just be a family thing, but we've continued to grow and grow. We're hopeful more people will join us."
It's a word that’s been repeated over and over and over and over again. What businesses are considered essential or non-essential, which employees are considered essential, who is essential? One of the peculiarities of the COVID-19 pandemic is the emergence of new language, a new set of euphemisms to bring order to uncertainty.
I believe every person is essential, whether their business or profession is deemed essential or not. Our families are essential, our friends are essential, people are essential. Whether you are having to change how you do business, volunteering your time, or just getting by, we are all essential.