The price of gas is $2.10.
School cancelled - till at least April 30th.
Self-distancing measures, 6ft from another person.
Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other.
Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lines form 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, then 10 or more, now 5 or more.
Don't socialize with anyone outside of your home.
Children's outdoor play parks are closed.
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 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 and Governor.
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.
If you cough, people wonder if you have it.
Life, as we knew it, slowed down, changed completely.
This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.
Why, you ask, do I write this down...
One day I will want to remember...
And this will be my reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we love so dearly for granted.
We have so much!
Be kind to each other - love one another - support everyone!
And one last thing,
when the hubs asks me where I want to go for dinner,
I will never again say I don't care or I don't know...
I will know where I want to go!