First this is all just completely insane. The US has surpassed China and Italy in coronavirus cases by all COVID-19 Updates. We passed them by a long shot, at least 20k cases. North Carolina’s cases are growing exponentially by the day. I try not to watch too close but I check on the stats twice a day. As of the time of writing this we are up to 925 cases and 5 deaths. The trouble with reporting on this is that within minutes the numbers will change. Below is the map that is being updated and tracked by Johns Hopkins and is the most up to date.
One by one the county governments in NC have been issuing a “Stay at Home” order. The the state of NC itself has issued an official “Stay at Home” order. The trouble is many people are not listening to it. People are still going out for non essential travel.
And here is a link to the map as it is easier to view that way.
What are we doing?
We are monthly shoppers, so we have enough food to last us for a month. Shaylee’s school and Dance have been cancelled until further notice. Alicia, Shaylee, and Rhylan are staying home, they don’t go out. If we need something from the store we online order and have them bring it out.
We do not go into town to go shopping.
I on the other hand work in an essential business. I work for the agricultural sector. We are encouraged to stay open so I have to go in. I even have a paper that is unnecessary from the department of Agriculture stating that I am an essential employee and need to be able to go to work. With out agriculture we will run out of food, so we have to keep going. I have taken precautions at work. I don’t touch anyone. I have closed off my office and people have to stand outside the door to talk to me. I also let things sit before touching them.
What I think
I am worried to be quite honest about things. We have a toddler running around and my immune system is not exactly up to snuff with the meds I am on. I am being as careful as I can. But there are those that are still not taking this seriously. Yes people I know that you are young and healthy but it is not about you, stop being so damn selfish and for once think about other people. STAY THE HELL HOME.
People, I know you are stuck at home, I know you are looking for things to do. Really, I want you to think about this is your lawn really that fricken important? Your lawn mower for a general home owner is NOT essential. Wait this out don’t take your mower to the dealer, or repair shop right now. Let them concentrate on the farmers and landscapers that they need to be focused on. We need tractors for farms, we need farms for food. Landscapers keep large domiciles like apartments clean and safe to traverse. Your house can go a few more weeks before being mowed if you lawn mower is broken.
Anything at Best Buy or similar stores is not essential, you don’t need to browse the stores. Please just order your crap online and get it delivered. If a store has order online and pickup please do that, dont subject those workers to being near more people than they need to be.
That is the end of my rant about that JUST STAY HOME. Lets beat this thing, keep your distance and hopefully we can knock the curve down.