How long did you plan to stay?
Good thing you didn’t fly down. Will need to self-isolate when you return.
We have the place for the rest of the month, but haven’t really decided how long we will stay. As of Friday, there were no cases in the state. There are far fewer people here than past years, but they still come from 2/3 of Canada/US.
It is pretty easy to stay isolated with a full kitchen on the beach. Our greatest exposure risk is the trip home.
Due to the low level of testing in the U.S., estimates of actual cases are in the tens of thousands. Ugh. Sounds like you're pretty safe there but there was a story in the news today about some travel medical policies removing coverage for Covid 19.
Start planning 14 days of home projects for when you get back! Maybe a new guitar song every day?
I do expect the case count in the US to ramp up quickly with them doing more testing now. We will go home via the lightly populated route.
There are is no shortage of home projects. We might be eating from the freezer more than we normally do though.
It's the latest thing! If you need someone to deliver groceries, give us a call. I hear that some travellers get their kids to come over and stock their fridge before they arrive home, thus avoiding unnecessary contact.
J has a long weekend 27-29 and had planned to go to our place. Though they believe they have a case of Covid 19 in her office, so that might be off.
They are up to 33 cases here in South Carolina. There were none when we arrived, 28 yesterday.
I think the last estimate I saw was that the U.S. has 50X as many cases as their official numbers due to their poor testing program so far. I wonder if SC has just started testing. We had the first death in Ontario today. The 77-year-old man in Barrie had close contact with someone who had been diagnosed after travelling but he himself wasn't diagnosed until after he died. I'm hoping the hospital suspected it and used enhanced protective measures.
All of the South Carolina cases have been in the last 5 days, so I think the numbers are just showing now because of relaxed testing constraints.
I’ve been watching the numbers on our route home. We’ll leave sooner if they move too fast.
If you're able to buy things there like rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer, those items have been out of stock for a while at any store I've checked at. If you don't have a home thermometer - preferably one for each of you - those seem to be sold out too. Otherwise, in spite of some empty shelves, it was possible to find most things yesterday - even toilet paper if I had needed some. It's weird to see products like laundry and dishwasher soap almost sold out but I have to believe they'll be restocked soon.
We are well stocked at home for health related things.
It never crossed my mind to bring a thermometer here.
I don't carry one when I'm travelling either. We just have one but it would be easier if we had two so we could avoid the sterilization process between uses. We're both taking our temperature daily. Until 'Bent has stopped doing dentistry for 14 days, he is at higher-than-average risk. He also has a few big cases to finish up so he needs to stay healthy.
As expected, a big jump in US numbers since noon yesterday. Now over 9400 cases and 155 deaths. CDC updates at noon, but I found a near real time global counter.
The only different one I’ve been watching is this on YouTube, you have to play for it to jump to current datahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgylp3Td1Bw&fe...
500k EI claims this week.