How is the reopening going in your land?
My surgery was scheduled today. I probably could have had it this month but my daughter is coming to visit.
My husband has an mri scheduled on a Saturday. It makes me think they're trying to catch up and also get money coming in again. There has not been many patients here... example my mil is in a nursing home. Zero cases. So the hospitals and staff have lost income.
I don't know the deal on the chain restaurants, but there is a restaurant out here in the country that's popular. They opened the last week of April. Far as I could tell, they just turned on their OPEN sign and people converged on them, instantly. When I drive by now, it seems normal.
What's happening in your land?
In Australia, we have flattened the curve but the premier of my state has been very reluctant to wind back our restrictions. The PM wants to slowly get the economy restarted and I really wish for this to occur.
Unfortunately, my state has the toughest restrictions even though we don’t have the highest cases. Today there is a major cabinet meeting which will announce more details of our PM’s plans to get things re opened. I just hope my premier is receptive.
It’s great that you are beginning to see some signs of normalcy where you are re: restaurant. Small changes can make a big difference to how we feel.
We haven't started reopening yet.
But the garden centre that's part of the supermarket where I work will be opening tomorrow.
I predict it will be crazy busy.
I spoke with a friend who is going to the bank to have something notarized. This is in one of the western states.
She was told to wear a mask, up to the door. Then she is to take off her mask, walk in, at which point everyone in the bank will put their mask on!
I could not figure this out... but she explained, they have some facial recognition thing going in there. Eerie!
Oh that makes sense - that the masks are not compatible with facial recognition technology. Fun little foil to the plot!
Things are starting to reopen but it's a little confusing. There is a clash between the city and state. The city is being particularly confusing about the timeline and can't seem to nail anything down. That's pretty much normal for them, though. 😉
In any case, I'm happy for a return to regular life (or something closer to that). And I don't care what anyone thinks of that. The bandaid needed to be ripped off at some point.
Of course, going to businesses is still a weird experience. I'm not sure if masks are still required across the board but I'm still wearing one during public interactions. And I haven't tried dining in a restaurant or anything like that that's just starting to open up again.