I live in the county with the most COVID-19 infection in my state. So far:
The beach has been closed and will be inaccessible to the public until further notice.
All bars,restaurants, clubs must be closed by 10pm. Capacity cannot exceed 50 people.
Hospitals are setting up triage stations outside, preparing for the influx of patients next week.
I went to Publix Friday night ( the last night they will be open past 8 for the foreseeable future). Mostly everything was low on stock or gone, but I managed to get just enough to get me through the next week or so).
As an Animal Control Officer, it is impossible for me to work from home and so far, we are not operating on an emergency basis. I am super annoyed because I found out another officer used my truck today on my day off, despite unassigned trucks being available. So I will be wiping everything down with disinfecting wipes that I found that I had from before this pandemic (they don't expire, do they? because I'm sure this box is about 2 years old).
I am blessed that I have enough sick and vacation time to cover me should I need it. I have enough paper towels to last awhile, and if worse comes to worst with TP, I will just shower after use. I found some N95 masks from a painting job I never got around 2 and I brought one of the last respirator masks that were sold on Amazon as a just in case. I was able to get a fair amount of cold medicine, and was able to get some fruits and some frozen veggies.
My fears are for my 93 year old grandmother (although she has the "we all are going to die of something" attitude and doesn't seem too concern), my dad who has COPD, and my stepmom who is about to start radiation for breast cancer.
As for me, I am slightly worried about how my body will react to this virus as I have some health issues. I am basically a shut in anyway, but I do eat out frequently because I am not a great cook, so I figure I'll either get it on the job, through food delivery, or from the laundromat if I do get it. My biggest concern is what will happen to my cats if things go south for me, but I am trying to avoid thinking it will get to that point.
The next 2 weeks is when we should be catching up to Italy so I'm nervous but know that we have to just take it one day at a time. People down here are NOT taking this seriously at all so I think its going to get bad before it gets better. Hoping the "heat" theory pans out, because its the one thing FL has on our side.