From The Boston Globe‘s subscriber email | “It is starting to feel like America is slowly shutting down. Museums, concert halls, sports arenas, the places where we gather to celebrate our shared culture are empty. People are still shopping and dining out to a certain extent, but even those common activities may gradually decline.
“So (let’s assume) you’ll be hunkered down this weekend and not raiding your local supermarket to hoard three years’ worth of toilet paper.” The email suggests one possiblity: “Today’s drink special is a Quarantini. It’s just a regular martini, but you drink it all alone in your house.”
NOTIFICATIONS | concerning the emergency proclamations in effect
- No public utilities may be shut off
- Comcast “ameliorates” conditions
- Columbia Public Library is closed: “We have been instructed by the Governor of PA to close ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES, March 14 through March 29, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. No library materials will be due during the closure. We will post additional information as it becomes available.”
- Columbia Crossing is closed
- Lancaster Online has begun a CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS Webpage
- Lancaster County has a Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Webpage
“EXPERTS | Here’s what we know about the new coronavirus.” – Futurity
Seems odd | but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t updating the COVID-19 data on weekends.
Exponential explosion | ‘On the 23rd of January, China’s Hubei province, which contains the city of Wuhan, had 444 confirmed COVID-19 cases. A week later, by the 30th of January, it had 4,903 cases. Another week later, by the 6th of February, it had 22,112. The same story is now playing out in other countries around the world. Italy had 62 identified cases of COVID-19 on the 22nd of February. It had 888 cases by the 29th of February, and 4,636 by the 6th of March.” – The Atlantic
Proof: People are full of shi% | “You are not using more of it. You are just filling up your closet with it.” The speculation that’s created a run on toilet paper is just stupid fear of the unknown. This New York Times article offers some explanations on toilet paper production and supplies.