4/3/2020- COVID-19 Journal

Borrowing this from Kathryn Dietz Hichborn, it seemed like a good Covid journal entry for today.

April 3, 2020

Mandatory stay-at-home order issued by the Governor from March 31 to June 10th

Gas price a mile from home was $1.84

School cancelled – yes cancelled for the remainder of the school year

Self-distancing measures on the rise.

Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other.

Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.

Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.

Parks, trails, entire cities locked up.

Entire sports seasons cancelled.

Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.

Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled.

No Masses, churches are closed.

No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, now 10 or more.

Don’t socialize with anyone outside of your home.

Children’s outdoor play parks are closed.

We are to distance from each other.

Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.

Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.

Panic buying sets in and we have no toilet paper, no disinfecting supplies, no paper towels, no laundry soap, no hand sanitizer.

Shelves are bare.

Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE.

Government closes the border to all non-essential travel.

Fines are established for breaking the rules.

Stadiums and recreation facilities open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.

Press conferences daily from the President. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.

Government incentives to stay home.

Barely anyone on the roads.

People wearing masks and gloves outside.

Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.

Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.

6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week (highest ever record before had been 395K)

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.

We have so much! Be thankful. Be grateful. Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone!

We are all one! ❤️

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