Things are gradually improving in New York State, but there are still lots of new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day. Central New York hasn't been hit nearly as hard as New York City and its suburbs. A friend of mine and his wife in NYC both had coronavirus in mid-March and have recovered; their health and their son's (he did not get the virus) are being carefully monitored now.
I rarely go anywhere other than picking up groceries and occasionally getting takeout food from some favorite restaurants. In the beginning, Ralph and Scooter were delighted to have me home all day, but now I think they're wondering why I never leave. Some things are still in short supply at the stores, but paper products are back in stock. I never thought I could be so excited to be able to buy a roll of paper towels or a box of Kleenex. At the store where I get groceries, soap products are still in limited supply as are most canned goods and some frozen foods. No fresh peas either, but I was able to get some for Ralph from a different store, so he's happy.
Social distancing is still required here, as is wearing a mask to cover the nose and mouth when in public places.
I'm so glad things are getting a little better in New York.
Many businesses in Washington state have been shut down, but some good news is that a few recreational activities have been re-opened. People can go fishing and hiking now, enjoy the parks and play golf. Social distancing is still very much in effect, and the majority of us wear masks when in public.
I'm very happy to hear that the situation, at least in the Northern Territory, isn't too bad. 💕
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel); Chewy (Quaker); Lily (Budgie); Beans (Parrotlet); Nimbus (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, Phoenix, Cami, Pork Chop, Bilbo and Sweet Pea