Over the last month, Richard Frieson has lost two sisters to COVID-19. In normal times, Frieson's large family would have gathered in Chicago, where his sisters lived, to sing, pray, hug and mourn.
But in this time of a nationwide pandemic, the Friesons had to make do with a very different gathering.
"Today we are doing a big Zoom call," he said Sunday, referring to the video conferencing application that has become so popular recently. "It's just nice to see them and I'm glad we have this technology where we can actually look at each other."