This is part of a series of posts chronicling the Coronavirus / Covid19 outbreak in New York City as seen by me, a father husband and lawyer living in Brooklyn. See them all on the main Corona Diaries page.
March 20, 2020
No school today, the teachers were taking a minute to regroup, so we were largely on our own.
Honestly, it was easier. I’ve noticed that the most stressful part is getting the kids to focus / deal with the tech issues of getting them through the day. Without those, it was actually easiert.
Got in a very short run (1 mile). It still feels like there are too many people out there. One of the joys of NYC is that it is an uncontrollable mess, but in times like these it becomes clear that it is really fundamentally is nothing more then an uncontrollable mess.
In my dark moments I think there’s no way out but through — we are going to loose lots and lots of people and what I need to do is keep my kids safe. Nothing more is possiible.
In my better moments I think we’re learning many lessons from other places (Italy, Spain) and we’ll actually come out better.
I don’t know which is correct. I do know we need to keep it small, whether it is for our healthy or all of society, we need to continue like this, however hard it is, to remain physically distant while close socially.
Not an easy task.