I’m in Colorado, US.
Luckily I’m white collar enough that my job is easily done from home and in fact my company has mandated that anyone who can work from home must work from home. And they are looking for alternative work for those who can’t with their current tasking, or they need a VP level exemption. They are taking this seriously enough that they are offering all employees who work 20 hours or more a company iPhone to make working from home easier. But it’s a lot easier to end up putting in more hours when working from home and I’ve not found a good balance yet.
Schools are closed until at least April though it might be closed to the end of the year. State mandated testing has been cancelled. They are requesting relief for federally mandated testing. And we are entering this new world (to us) of home schooling. Luckily the school has posted lots of resources and projects. I saw a funny mem I can’t find again that said: “Home schooling day 1: I got to figure out how to transfer this student out of my class.”
My wife is a musician and everything between now and May has been cancelled. We’ve lost at least 1/3rd of her income for the year and perhaps all of it for the year of this extends into the summer. It’s a big hit but lots of families have both parents as working musicians. I can only imagine the stress they are under.
Pretty much everything is closed. Restaurants are at delivery or take out only. All theaters, bowling alleys, museums, the zoo, and such are closed. I’m not positive but I think all denominations have cancelled in person church services. All of the big ones have for sure.
Panic buying has made a lot of staples hard to get like TP, ground beef, vegetables, etc. But we have plenty of food and insulin and such to get us by.
My birthday and my soon to be seven-year-old’s birthday celebrations have been cancelled. With Amazon’s just announced change in shipping policy (they are only accepting medicines and home goods to their warehouses until April 6th) I’m not even sure that my son’s birthday presents will arrive on time. We were supposed to take him to Santa Fe to Meow Wolf next week and had plans to stay at Great Wold Lodge in April which has all been cancelled.
And to top it all off, my son has bronchitis (not COVID-19, run of the mill bronchitis) and the weather has been miserable so we can’t even take the dogs out for a long walk through the neighborhood.
So far it’s had a pretty big impact on our family.
I’m sure you’ve all seen this but I’ll leave with this joke anyway, customized for our community.
Due to COVID-19, the TCP/UDP binding will now only support UDP to avoid handshakes.