4/27: Cases falling. Life appearing to reach some sort of normalcy! Things to look forward to!
I decided to take a little browse through covidactnow and see how Amelia Island is faring, since we are headed there soon:
SEVERE. As in, if you rank all of the counties in country by their markers of COVID infectedness, this particular county ranks #11.
In the country.
Out of 3006.
(Yes, I had to look that up. Honestly, I thought there would be even more.)
((Broward county where we live is “Very High” but did not even make the top 100))
That said, we are staying in a VRBO, not at a resort or hotel. So we are probably going to go anyway, but just basically hunker down in our lovely rental + the beach. Order delivery, get groceries + cook, play board games + watch movies, etc. Their beaches are particularly uncrowded (nothing like South FL) which is part of the appeal.
If we needed to go to the hospital for any reason that would be terrible. But not super likely.
I’m so sad we are still having to have these conversations.
I am very much hoping the kids will mask in school per CDC rec (but not Florida’s!), because otherwise I anticipate endless quarantines + shutdowns.
(But I am also still hoping my kids can have a more normal year and that they can get vaccinated before the vaccines are rendered ineffective by future variants).
I’m just so tired of thinking about all this, hence my well being. AND I HAVE IT SO GOOD! I know that.