"[S]omehow the other 18 family members are now infected with COVID"

Even though everyone did their best to stay socially distant, Barbosa said it likely wasn’t enough as he suspects the party may have been a catalyst for the spread though there’s no way to truly know.

He also said it could have happened when his nephew went golfing beforehand with relatives.

Barbosa added that his family is around each other constantly and that no one is to blame for this–underscoring that they care for each other dearly.

“It wasn’t that long. It was only a couple of hours,” Barbosa, a volunteer EMT said. “But during that brief time, somehow the other 18 family members are now infected with COVID.”