Post # 16
I wish the US would uniformally go into lockdown. My state is “encouraging” people to stay home–which my husband and I are doing–but it’s definitely not enforced like it was/is in Italy, China, and how you describe NZ. It’s like we’re waiting for things to get really bad before we take serious measures to slow the rate of infection…so I’d love for a strict shelter in place policy so we can quickly reach the peak of the virus and move on.
Also, I don’t think there’s anyway that restaurant take out should be allowed or considered “essential” in the US because it’s just endangering both the workers and the people going out to get the food.
Post # 17
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
my bday was last Wed. It sucked to say the least. Not how I expected to spend my 40th. But I know there are bigger fish to fry. Happy Birthday and hope you can make the best of it!
Post # 18
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
I feel like it’s only a matter of time until we go into full lockdown (Canada). We have lots of strict measures in place already; only essential services are to remain open, restaurants & bars can only do takeout with a 2 meter distance, grocery store and hardware stores are open but only a certain number of shoppers at one time, the majority of our companies have implemented work from home regulations, but our cases are still growing (which is expected for the next couple of weeks)
I want to stock up on home renovation supplies so I have a project to do if we go into full lock-down. Just waiting on flooring samples so I can choose the one I want. I can order online and pickup the materials without ever getting out of the vehicle 🙂
The virus hasn’t hit our tiny community yet, but it has in towns only 30 mins in either direction so I feel it’s only a matter of time until community spread brings it here. This all feels so very surreal still.
Post # 19
N.Z. always seems to take such prompt and decisive action with issues. They say it and then they do it, without all the faffing about. I admire that mind set immensely. They quickly passed new regulations regarding firearms and the population handed in 56,000 guns in a buy back program after the mass shooting. N.Z. is doing it again with covid. 4 weeks, whole country. Way to go.
Happy Birthday Sharpshooter!
Post # 21
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
I agree to a certain extent and love NZ but it’s probably a lot easier for a country with only around 5 million people compared to others. How the hell they enforce the ban in India with so many people struggling already I don’t know.
Post # 22
When you say restaurants, are eateries with drive thru or pickup windows included to be closed?
Post # 23
We have already been in a shelter in place for a week now. Honestly it’s not that bad. But I am not the type that has to go outside and constantly be doing something, so that helps my sanity.
We never had to hoard food. The stores are open and they are restocking, so if something is not there one day, it will be in a day or two. We keep our distance, use hand sanitizer and wash hands alot. I think the people with all the baskets of canned food, ramen, soda or probably going to get sicker from their pantry diet than COVID.
Post # 24
Oh, definitely the size of the country contributes to the ease of enforcing a quarantine but I am thinking about the mind set that the country seems to have too. The overall ” let’s just get this done” attitude.
You are right, India is going to be very problematic.
Post # 27
I hope they enforce it better than they are in the UK, people have been reporting groups of people socialising and the official statement from the police is we “should express polite disapproval rather than involving law inforcement”, which is the most British statement ever I think, however, I really don’t think the people arranging BBQs and parties during a quarantine are going to care much about people “politely disapproving”.
Post # 28
lockdown and shelter-in-place are actually two different strategies with different meanings.
Post # 30
Same. What state are you in? California here. Doing ok but the beaches and trails were FULL this past weekend