On October 29th it was reported we'd be entering Phase 4 the Monday after Thanksgiving. This week we got the news Maryland is going back to Phase 1 due to a recent spike in Covid 19 cases.
In our church, three people went to the hospital today and at least 1/3 of the congregation is reporting some variation of illness, including my mom - who we believe has a cold and we call her every day to check on her. I stopped by today with a plant and she was pretty chipper, I'm really hoping it's just a cold.
Our kids school, which is supported by the church, closed on Monday due to a case that was made known at the end of last school week.
So going back to Phase 1 seems like a rather logical step to me. I'm just in shock that it happened so fast, in our state and local community. I'm guessing Halloween and the election may have been contributing factors.
My kids are panicked about getting enough books. I'm off work tomorrow so we are hitting the library when they open to stock up, if they open. The last time Maryland went to Phase 1 they closed faster than you can say quarantine! I'm not even kidding, Phase one was announced in March and they closed at noon that day!
The world is falling apart and all my kids care about is having enough books. I guess I know what we need for our future apocalypse shelter - books, lots of books!
Meanwhile, I'll be stress baking, praying and checking my phone constantly for updates.