Sunday, April 19, 2020

For the record - cv19

Been keeping around the house / area with this CV19 thing going on.  Getting some riding in, make only necessary trips to the store.  Not visiting PetSmart / Lowes with Gus like we were doing. 

It is scary to some extent in that how quick it can compromise your health, especially your respiratory system.   Knocking on wood, was healthy when all this started and have continued good health. 

The initial shock of understanding the seriousness of it is captured by the Minnesota Executive order 20-01 where the Governor declared a peace time emergency due to the pandemic.  The follow was information was accurate as of March 27, 2020.
March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 (now May 4) at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work.
*Gas price was $1.85 @ Holiday in Blaine, MN
*School cancelled - yes cancelled - since March 15th.
*Students are completing their school year by distance learning.
*Social distancing and self quarantining measures in place.
*Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help shoppers distance (6ft) from one another.
*Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.
*Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.
*Playgrounds closed, walking,  biking on trails okay but only if you stay 6ft apart.
*Entire sports seasons cancelled.
*Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events - cancelled.
*Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings - cancelled.
*Churches are closed, people attending to their faith online.
*No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, then 5 or more - now only within the same household.
*Don't socialize with anyone outside of your home.
*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 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 in some states.
*Naval hospital ships have arrived in California and New York to treat non- covid patients as their hospitals are overflowing.
*Daily press conferences from President Trump, V.P. Pence,
Dr. Deborah Burks, Dr.Anthony Fauci providing updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.
*As of today 1,014,296 cases around the world with 52,982 deaths.
*As of today USA has 244,230 cases with 5886 deaths.
*As of today Minnesota has 742 cases and 17 deaths.
* People are dying alone without their families by their side.
*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.
*In February the stock market was at an all time high of 29,551 points and today it closed at 21,413 a loss of almost 20%, at one point it was hovering in the 16,000 range.
*Unemployment rate went from an all time low of 3.6% to having an additional 6.6 million people filing due to business closures.
This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.
Why, you ask, do I write this status?
Life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.
We have so much!
Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other - love one another - support one another!
We are all in this together 

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Glad that those we love are safe and well during this time. Gus is taking good care of us on the home front, too.