"It's incredibly difficult for her," Ippolito said.
Things are returning to some semblance of normalcy, he said.
CNN reached Ippolito shortly after he had delivered food and supplies to a local firehouse.
"Businesses are breathing back to life," he said. "Schools are limping back to life."
Ippolito is a high school teacher. His district is closed for now, but he's thinking about all his students.
"I want them to tell their stories, to feel like they can open up if they want or need to," he said.
He'll use his free time Tuesday to cast his vote for president.
"I understand that voting isn't the priority for a lot of people who are dealing with more immediate needs," he said. "But I'm not going to miss it."