It’s been a week now that my library job is taking place at home.
The governor of New York State and County Executive of Onondaga County said all libraries should close their doors to the public as our fight against COVID-19 escalated.
Life is changing quickly every day, it seems, even while staying in place.
I work my weekday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours, with 30 minutes for lunch, posting on the library’s social media platforms, tracking news, corresponding with colleagues.
I miss the real contact, with co-workers and library patrons.
Our announced anticipated reopening is about a week away, still, on April 1. We shall see if those government officials have anything more to say that influences library decisions first.
My dear wife Karen is home, too, the eye surgery place having closed as well. She is on call for any emergencies, but does not have any daily at-home duties.
We are really staying in.
We are eating from stock in our freezers and cupboards.
How is The New Normal treating you? Staying well, I really, really hope.
What changes have you made in your routine?