Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Shelter in place

In just over an hour, my county will officially be on a "shelter in place" lockdown until April 7. All non-essential businesses are closed. You can't gather in any size group. You can't invite people over to your house. Restaurants can only provide takeout and delivery.

People are complaining, of course. As far as I'm concerned, it's about time this has all happened. We have to do what we can to flatten the curve.

We did have to go out today to the vet, though. Lucy's arthritis medicine runs out in 11 days, so we wanted to get another month's refill to keep from having to do it later. But she's also got a cyst on her haunch that looked like it was infected, so she needed to be seen for that. They drained it and put her on antibiotics, and we're to take a picture of it in a week to send them to determine how it's doing. (They'll compare it with the picture they took today.)

The theatre board finally canceled the festival tonight. They put in the condition, though, that if we would be given first chance to do the play in next year's festival if we wanted, which I think is actually a great compromise. My actress is all for it, but I'll have to reach out to my actor to see what he thinks.

Alicia's college has also officially announced that classes will remain online only for the duration of the year, so we have an answer for that finally. We're still not sure what'll happen with her stuff in her dorm, but that's a problem for later down the road. For Alex, we'll find out by March 30th how the high school will handle things since the shelter in place extends past their spring break.

At the end of the day, I'm feeling very grateful that I don't have to worry too much about food and money in this time. Craig is still working, and I found out today that working for the county means I still get paid even though the library is closed. And being a family of introverts makes staying in easier.

Oh, but the best thing I saw today? Someone in our community has already created and launched a website to connect people during all this. So if people need help or are willing to help out, this site will help them find each other. It's a wonderful counterpoint to the less than stellar events that have been happening (like one of our grocery stores getting robbed of food at gun point this morning).

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