Like pretty much everyone else, I'm concerned about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and am equally concerned about the hysteria relating to it. Each of us has their own compelling personal story. Here's mine.
I have a lot of family and friends here and abroad in places like Italy, Australia, Montenegro and Germany who are in my prayers. And I have come to know many others on my tours from all over the world. Italy, where I have many family members, has been in the news alot lately and I'm especially concerned for my family there.
As you can imagine Made in Brooklyn Tours, like the rest of the travel and tourism industry, is negatively impacted and will likely continue to suffer until the situation changes for the better. Although my tours are smaller, I decided to cancel or postpone all Made in Brooklyn Tours for the rest of April. They'll start up again when the situation improves. Sadly, the charity tour I had planned for the benefit of Covenant House has also been postponed.
Thankfully, no one whom I know has been infected by the virus as far as I'm aware. I'm in good health and my (willful) mother, who is in her late '70s, is alright too. May you remain healthy, sane and safe until this situation gets under control.
Dom Gervasi, Owner & Producer
Made in Brooklyn Tours