UNCERTAINITY AND DISRUPTION RULE

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  • In January, the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the United States.
  • The Trump administration declared a public health emergency on January 31.
  • In February, the first deaths were recorded.
  • On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, a pandemic.
  • On March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency.
  • By the end of March all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all inhabited U.S. territories except American Samoa had cases.
  • On May 27, the U.S. had the most confirmed active cases and deaths in the world.

 

OUR LIVES

OUR lIVES
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  • States are under, “Stay at Home”, “Shelter in Place”, “Safer at Home” orders that encourage people to stay at home as much as possible.
  • We went from elbow bumps to six feet social distancing.
  • We wear masks, wash our hands over and over and sanitize everything in sight and out of sight.
  • Schools closed, people work from home, non-essential businesses closed, and we sent our employees home.
  • Conferences that have been held for years have been cancelled.
  • No need to travel, no place to go. Everything is closed.
  • The sick perish without loved ones at their side. Quarantined until the end.
  • We Zoom meetings and FaceTime with our grandchildren and other loved ones.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

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  • Some business are closed and will never reopen.
  • Some business are open but operate very differently.
  • Still a question if children will return to school in the fall.
  • Most will live, some will pass away, many will live with lasting effects of the illness.
  • Be optimistic and look forward to what normal will become.