COVID-19, Oh I swear what they mean...
At this moment.... you mean everything! (I hope you read that to the tune of C'mon Eileen. Your welcome.)
It seems like no matter who you talk to, what you're listening to, watching, reading, it's all about the Corona Virus. As of today, China had its first day of no new cases! Amazing. They're going to have to go another 13 straight to officially be in the clear. It started back in November. Hopefully, this means things are going to slow down a bit. Although, it took them 4 months to get to this point. It could take the US that much time as well, maybe shorter, maybe longer, at this point, we don't know. The biggest thing now is to flatten the curve. What does that mean? Slowing the rate at which people come down with the virus. Slowing down the rate people are heading to the hospitals, doctors, urgent care centers so they can get a handle on a vaccine, not have to shut down because they are out of beds or ran out of medical equipment.
So what are we to do? What are we doing? Hunkering down, staying in one place as much as possible, avoiding touching our faces (which is the hardest thing to do), washing our hands well, staying away from as many people as we can. We have not bought every roll of toilet paper we can find, we normally have a proper amount. We have not sought out all the soap we can find, we already have plenty.
We already live in a fairly small place. We don't have the space to hoard things. Minimalizing has taught us how to appropriately maximize our things with our space. Our biggest thing has been making sure we have the right amount of food that will last in the event that we can't actually leave. So many things can spoil or go bad quickly and since we tend to shop for the week to eat as fresh as we can, this is a slight challenge. Plus our freezer is tiny. We've done a pretty good job so far. Good thing I've played my fair share of Tetris (still the best game ever).
What else have we done to stay healthy and safe? Disinfect things way more often. It use to be once a week, now depending on the surface, its everyday. We vacuumed and mopped (technically Swiffer Wet-ed [not a sponsor]). Having to stay inside more (mainly due to all this rain) means less walking so we've been doing more in-trailer pushups, mountain climbers, planks and squats. We still eat as healthy as possible but now we're both taking more frequent (mini) shots of apple cider vinegar (it's still nasty) and actively trying to decrease our sodium intake. Shoes also stay by the door. A lot of those nasty germs enter your house that way, just kick 'em off when you get in.
Our travels may be on hold now too. New York could be on hold, Savannah may be on hold. We'll see how everything progresses. But for now, we're enjoying popcorn time, playing games with friends online and video chatting with friends and family.
What have you been doing to stay healthy? Keep the germs from spreading? What changes have you had to make?