Everything Has Changed

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Since then everything has changed. While it may not be a direct cause and effect, Canada’s response to this disease has escalated over the past 10 days.

We’ve implemented social distancing in an attempt to prevent the spread of this virus. Schools, universities, and businesses are closed. Many other businesses have reduced their operating hours. Concerts, sporting events, and religions gatherings have been canceled. Grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit and other essential services remain ongoing but how we (the public) access them and how they (the workers) work has changed. Many others are choosing to stay home. International borders are closed to all non-essential travel.

As the owner of a home-based business, I am fortunate that most of my work is already done from home. Among myself, friends and family, many are now challenged to return to Canada safely, homeschool young children, complete their education, safely work in essential services, and/or purchase groceries. These are challenging times.

Too often the news is saddening. In places the store shelves are empty, some frequent travelers haven’t self-isolated, and some influencers have acted irresponsibly. These people are the minority. As the virus continues to spread, governments consider enacting stricter measures. No one can predict how strict or how temporary these measures will need to be.

Things will get better. They must.

I am at a loss for further words.

See the World Health Organization’s website, Canadian Government’s website , and your local municipality’s news and government websites for up to date information.

Stay safe and Stay healthy.


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