So far, in Spokane, we’ve seen every single shop, store, and supermarket have all of the toilet paper bought-up*
We’ve also seen a drop in patronage across the city — customers have dropped off. They haven’t died, they’re just staying home.
Also, Gov. Inslee has ordered schools on the West side (Seattle area) to close, probably for just a few weeks.
On the more sane side of Washington, we’ve seen SCC & SFCC call an early end to the Winter quarter. Also, they’ve made some efforts to ensure there’s a regular start to the Spring quarter.
The instructor or an assistant called me earlier to notify that they’re moving the class online. The only thing I want to know is whether those who’d enrolled in the ($2,400) campus course will see a reduction or credit to the online-only cost ($1,700).
The Bloomsday Run Clinic has been canceled. I was rather looking forward to having other runners to encourage running. No idea if the Bloomsday run will be postponed or canceled, but it’s only about seven weeks out.
Also, on the wider scale, we’re all seeing that the markets have taken an absolute beating — accompanied by panic-sell-offs — over the past ten days or so. 401ks, Roth IRAs, etc. People are absolutely terrified that they’re losing money, so they cut losses and hope for the best.
“We have to take action! We need to do something!”
You’re right, we do.
Patience is a form of action.
It will recover.
*I really can’t comprehend what line of reasoning would lead somebody to buy-up any more toilet paper than they would typically use. It’s a respiratory virus — it has nothing to do with the digestive system or the upper respiratory tract.