I'm in Montgomery County, MD just outside of DC. They closed schools last Wednesday (I think), and the University of Maryland is also closed. Bars, restaurants and stores remain open but most of these places seemed fairly empty. At last count the county has 3 cases but I'd be shocked if that number wasn't quite a bit higher.
Supermarkets were really picked clean in some aisles. No paper products to be found (not just TP, but paper towels, napkins and tissues were gone). I was able to get a couple of bottles of hand soap but no sanitizer. The produce section was almost completely wiped at two of the three nearby stores. Whole Foods was still pretty well stocked and seemed to be handling the rush of people the best.
I still have to come into work since I work in a secured lab. There really is no good reason why we can't work from home, its just not setup and no one wants to spend the money on it. We've been asking since the fall for a WFH option in case of weather. What makes it worse is we tend to share workstations in the lab. We wipe everything down as often as we can but its not a 100% solution.
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