Alexandra Zayas is a senior editor at ProPublica. She spent 12 years at the Tampa Bay Times, ultimately as the newspaper’s enterprise editor. As a reporter, her stories exposed the high cost of trauma care, contributed to the resignation of a zoo CEO and sparked reforms of the Tampa Police Department’s troubling ticketing practices, which disproportionately burdened black residents. Her investigation into abuse at unlicensed religious children’s homes across Florida won the 2013 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, in addition to being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. She also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
One store manager said the gag gift shop was “valuing us coming in and selling dildos and shot glasses over the health of our families.” Just before its deadline to comment, the store announced it was closing due to coronavirus.
Braving grocery store crowds when you’re already stocked up puts you at risk of getting sick or infecting others, including elderly workers and others who have no choice but to be there.