Most of us remember how sudden the pandemic felt, and Brittany Nesbit is no exception. One minute the UW Health Digestive Health Center procedural nurse was speculating with colleagues about how this new virus might impact their workplace in the distant future, and the next — two nights later, on March 15 — she got notice that her center was closed. In the morning, she was to report to the administrative building to learn how to test UW Health employees for COVID-19, and to help create a drive-thru pop-up site that didn’t yet exist.

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Maggie Ginsberg is a senior editor at Madison Magazine. Her long-form features have garnered numerous honors since 2006 including from the National City Regional Magazine Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the American Society of Journalist and Authors. In addition to helping edit the work of Madison Magazine's contributing writers, freelancers and essayists, she writes features and the monthly Looking Back historical photo department page. Online, Maggie conducts monthly author Q&As and covers the local literary scene with her Sunday Reads monthly e-newsletter. Her own debut novel, "Still True," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in September 2022 and was the honorable mention selection for the 2022 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award, as well as a 2023 Midwest Book Award honoree. 

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