It seems like we have been quarantined forever, but it’s only been since January that I wrote about the Chinese New Year being cancelled due to China experiencing a coronavirus outbreak. Most of us really never heard of Wuhan, bat soup or the coronavirus, and we most certainly didn’t think this would affect us. Little did we know!

Time goes so quickly unless you’re counting the days until life can get back to normal. The question is what will normal be for us?  If you have been used to working from home and only leave your house to get food and wine, and an occasional get-together with a friend or business associate, being quarantined probably hasn’t fazed you.  On the other hand, if you were used to working outside your home everyday for work or play, or you were a social Sally, I’m sure you’re ready to break out of your cage.

According to some sources, we may be nearing the quarantine and will slowly be able to see people and carry on with our business.

But, and this is a big but, we have to be vigilant about following the CDC rules that have been suggested, even after the quarantine has been lifted.   

Wash our hands constantly even if you think you don’t need to. Don’t whine, just wash and/or use hand sanitizer.

Wear your mask when you are out in public.  If you don’t have one, make one, buy one or get one somewhere.  This will be part of your outfit for many months, so color coordinating with what you wear will possibly make it fun.

And finally, use that physical distancing rule.  No more touching, hugging, kissing or getting closer than 6’ from the next person. Protect yourself as well as others.

Follow the rules, stay healthy and don’t be a statistic.