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At Laura Purcell’s lake community in Rockaway, N.J., a group of 25 moms craved some connection at the end of a long week of coronavirus restrictions. So the mother of 8-year-old triplets arranged a virtual happy hour using Zoom, the teleconferencing service.
The conversation ranged from which wines people were drinking and which stores were still stocking toilet paper to serious talk about how schools and hospitals were managing the crisis.
“It was amazing” Purcell reports. “There were lots of offers to help each