As the United States marks Independence Day, COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket. Florida is one of the worst states in the country for the spread of the disease, which is taking an ever greater toll on the service industry in the hospitality capital of Orlando. Many workers are getting sick, even as bars remain closed indefinitely to on-premises drink service. Restaurants are still open, but some employees are becoming more reluctant to trade their safety for a paycheck, despite dwindling unemployment benefits for those who were able to access them in the first place.
Thanks to Orlando composer Julian Bond for providing original music for UnWineding, Amy Tardif for editorial guidance, and WMFE for distribution and promotional assistance.