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Love during the time of COVID-19

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Shakespeare’s immortal words are never truer than they are now, as couples face the added challenge of love during the time of COVID-19. With Valentine’s Day on Sunday, we take a look at three couples who made it work.

The Heinemanns

When the pandemic hit, Eric and Melissa Heinemann were counting down the months till their October wedding. Despite the virus, the two were able to keep their date and celebrate safely with their loved ones.

Melissa and Eric Heinemann started dating in high school in New Jersey. Eric left New Jersey to serve in the Army, and eventually found himself working at Fort Eustis and volunteering for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue. After moving to Gloucester, he convinced Melissa to join him.

The two became engaged on Dec. 2, 2018. They wanted to take their time planning the wedding, so the first thing they landed on was the date. They had family spread out across the country and felt that two y...

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