One of the iconic and enduring images of parenthood is a child rushing to greet a parent coming home from work. As with so many other things, COVID-19 has changed that. For front-line medical personnel like Dr. Jay Sellers ’05, that formerly bright part of his day is yet another battle with the beast.
With so much time spent on the front lines of the healthcare crisis, Sellers, an infectious disease specialist, and his wife, a pulmonary doctor, are both terrified of infecting their children with the same disease they’ve been treating for months. So their two daughters (both under 4) must wait for warm welcomes until scrubs are carefully peeled off out in the garage and thorough showers are taken as their parents perform their final defense of the day against disease transmission.