For over half a year now, the nation has been grappling with a litany of illness, deaths, lost jobs and shuttered businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.But COVID-19 has also disrupted families’ familiar and beloved rituals—Sunday dinners, birthday parties, holiday celebrations and vacations to visit loved ones overseas.The first blow hit Manuel Iguina, 59, a restaurateur and chef in Washington, D.C., in the early spring. Business was dying at his brasserie in Georgetown, the High Street Café. The bills were mounting. The virus was spreading through Washington.“When I saw this was coming, I let go of some of my staff, with a heavy heart, gave them two weeks’ pay, all I could do,” he said. At the end of March, he said he knew the business was not sustainable, sold everything in the restaurant and shut it down.“I was affected immensely. I was depressed the whole month of April a lot of May, I didn’t want to see anyone.’’ His grown daughters from a previous marriage, Daniela and Francisca, had helped him run the restaurant and now were “heartbroken, devastated.”“I had to get over it,” he says. “I had to bite the bullet.”He and Karla, 48, his wife


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