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UNCERTAINITY AND DISRUPTION RULE
Posted On June 13, 2020
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.