This may go down in history as the most unusual Easter Sunday ever. It really seems strange not going to church and having the good live Easter music and sermon. Thank God for technology! Along with three others, I watched the live streaming of the sermon from our church. It was better than not having a celebration at all.
We are still “sheltering in place” at CARE. Several residents had been quarantined because they had seen a doctor who later tested positive for COVID-19. So far, none of them have shown symptoms of the virus, thank God!
For the last couple of weeks we have been living under more restrictions, which will be in effect until at least May 4, at which time our director will decide whether to continue with the restrictions or relax them a little. Our situation is much better than in so many other places around the world, so I’m not complaining. As of today, there are nine cases reported in Polk County but no deaths.
Now both our lunches and dinners are being delivered to our RVs. Our laundry schedule is normal but housekeeping services are suspended for now. We are free to go outside our RVs but, even then, we must stay at least six feet apart. Polk County has a driving ban; so the CARE vans run only for necessary medical services and shopping for supplies. I drive myself to my physical therapy sessions but I carry my appointment schedule card as proof in case I am stopped by a law enforcement officer.
Our staff and volunteers are going the extra mile for us. They’ve been delivering little surprises such as ice cream sandwiches (complete with the typical vendor music), colored Easter eggs in little Styrofoam “nests” and other acts. They show their love in so many ways!!
Let’s hope for a brighter, safer tomorrow.