So We All Can Remember COVID-19

This is from Facebook. I am not adding anything to it.


Posting so we can all remember: πŸ–€

March 5- Declared state of emergency in Kentucky

March 12 – Schools close in Ky

March 18 – Salons closed until further notice

March 19- Can purchase liquor & Drinks from Carryout with Restaurants Carryout only

March 23 – Stay at home order by Governor Beshear

March 30 – Issued an Order for no out of state travel for leisure . If you go out of state or come from out of state you have to Quarantine for 14 Days

So we don’t forget….

Today is Friday , May 1 2020.

– We are at 53 days of social isolation.

– Schools have been closed since mid March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will continue for the rest of the school year.

– Employees who can work from home are doing so.

– Non- essential stores are closed since late March.

– There are lines / tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.

– Bars and restaurants open only for home delivery & pick-up.

– Parks, beaches and walk-in places are not accessible to the public at this time.

– KY Derby has been postponed…1st time since 1945.

– All sports competitions have been cancelled.

– All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.

– Weddings, family celebrations and birthdays have been cancelled. Funerals limited to 10 people.

-Zoom, which was a business application, is being widely used by everyone to gather groups of people virtually – socializing, funerals, weddings, religious activities are being scheduled on Zoom.

– People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays

– People are doing drive-by baby showers by dropping gifts off at end of driveway.

– Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.

– Hugs and kisses are not given.
No more handshakes

-Airplanes are flying but majority of flights are canceled and only a handful of people per flight.

– The churches are closed. Online mostly. Some drive-thru.

-First Year the churches were empty on Easter … like the Tomb

– We have to stay away from each other, 6 feet recommended.

-The quote saying we hear every day at 5 from Governor Andy Beashear β€œWe will get thru this, We will get thru this Together”

– Primary voting will be done via mail-in votes

– Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals & other medical facilities.

– There are fewer ventilators than there should be.

– People are wearing masks. Some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!

-May 11 in Kentucky Kentuckians are required to wear a mask in public
Beginning May 11, car and boat dealerships, pet grooming and boarding, manufacturing, and construction businesses will be permitted to reopen. Professional services businesses will be allowed to resume operations at 50 percent capacity, and horse racing can proceed, minus fans.

May 20 -Retail stores and places of worship may reopen starting-and beginning
May 25- 10 person social gatherings will be permitted, and barbers, salons, and other personal services businesses will be allowed to reopen.

– Absolutely NO visitors allowed in hospitals, nursing homes, senior living, etc. If you go to the ER, you must enter alone, unless you’re the parent (or guardian) or caregiver.

– Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and limited per person…. IF you can even find them.

– Flour and yeast are also nearly impossible to find.

– Freezers and Trampolines are nearly impossible to find.

– As of today, gas prices range from $.99- $1.69, even less with a Kroger Card discount

– Stores are closing early to disinfect everything. (24 hour stores are even closing by 9pm)

– Store check outs, pharmacies and even fast food drive thru windows have added plexiglass between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!

– Only 1 family member per car in stores.

– You can’t find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.

– Banks only open using drive-thru.

– Moving has been limited or banned in many places.

– Australia, USA and Europe have closed their borders, along with many others.

– Western Australia has been divided into 9 territories & an instant $1,500 fine issued for crossing the border without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services etc)

– No one is travelling for leisure but few who defy the restrictions . Airports empty. Tourism has the worst crisis in history.

Why do I post this?

Next year & then every year after, this status will appear in my Facebook memories feed. And it will be an annual reminder that life is precious & that nothing should be taken for granted. We are where we are with what we have. Let’s be grateful.

This text is anonymous, it’s not mine, but I copied because I want to remember.