Blossomsmom Posted March 17, 2020 Share Posted March 17, 2020 We were told by our County health department this afternoon that we are all to “shelter in our residences” fancy way to put “you have to stay home” until at least April 7th. Essential businesses, hospitals, grocery stores, gas stations are allowed to remain open. Restaurants can only provide take out. Limited travel, to the grocery store or to care of an elderly relative or driving to work if you work for an essential business is fine. We can take a walk with a friend but must stay 6 feet apart. All of this is effective at midnight in six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of which we live in. This is just bizarre. I and many others I’ve talked to (on the phone) are just stunned by today’s action. I don’t disagree with it by any means. We are at 30 confirmed cases and it’s rising everyday. I understand it’s absolutely necessary but I guess I just couldn’t imagine until today how I would feel if it came down to this. I have reminded myself continually today how lucky I am to have a job where I can work from home, lucky my Mom lives right up the street from me and lucky hospice is in place for her so she doesn’t have to go out anywhere for anything. But with that said, I have to admit I’m afraid. I’ve spent the past year since my mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer being afraid of the unknown and now this. Im just flat out tired of being afraid. I would love to go back and be 16 again, I wasn’t afraid of anything except for maybe having a bad hair day or a zit when I had a date in a day or so. I know this to shall pass. Hope everyone has what they need and are as safe as you can be from this threat. ColleenRae and Tom Galli 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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