Our Current Situation
While I had some warning about what our governor was planning on doing, I made the necessary preparations in case our state went into some kind of lock-down.
I saved files I'm working on onto my desktop. I made sure with our IT that my remote connection on my laptop worked. I grabbed my physical files and books from my office - items that would help me at home. I sanitized my desk and phone to ensure I wouldn't be leaving my germs and mess behind. Our cleaning lady has been diligently coming by to clean our work stations.
Now that we have confirmation from our governor, I am working from home until things die down.
Over the past month, I've heard several comments - selfish comments, quite honestly - from people that weren't taking this issue seriously. People were completely pissed that we had to cut down our gatherings to under 250 people then on to 10 people. All for completely selfish reasons because their "fun" was being shit on. Waa...waaa....waaaa. Cry me a river. Y'all have your whole lives to hang out and 2 (or so) weeks is minuscule compared to that. So calm the hell down.
In the media, we've all witnessed evil emerge from the shadows in the form of racist and/or ignorant attacks. Unfortunately, with how some people are thinking - whether by their own ignorance or simply being misinformed, it will become chaotic. Do your research folks.
With Negatives, come the Positives
While some (despite the state mandate) are irritated some of us are working from home, I can bet most of us are making a decision to stay put for the sake of our children and elders, our pregnant friends and families, as well as those that don't have quite the strong immune systems that the rest of us are blessed with. And, if you did NOT know ...any one of us could be a carrier of the virus with absolutely NO symptoms but can still spread it to someone else. Don't chance it and stay inside! The more we can stay put, the better chance the rest of us can stay healthy. Save a life!
With this said, I'd like to take a moment to say a huge "THANK YOU!" to those who are currently out there tending to the sick, that are helping us to live our daily lives, and that are giving to those who are in need. Stay safe wherever you are and be kind, always.