Work at Home Blog 1

Coronavirus Disease Update - March 23rd, 2020

A work at home blog 1, my very first. As of March 23rd, 628 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the province of Quebec. 45 people are hospitalized and 20 of them are in intensive care. “We are entering a new stage,” said François Legault, Quebec Prime Minister during his latest news conference in Quebec City.

City of Montreal

  • A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is now opened in downtown Montreal.
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies and SAQ are to remain open.
  • Montreal police are enforcing Quebec's ban on gatherings.
  • Montreal police ready to enforce state of emergency
  • The City of Montreal is closing all playgrounds.
  • Two Montreal police officers infected.

Province of Quebec

"Time for determination, solidarity, courage" François Legault

  • Hydro-Quebec has suspended fees on late payments.
  • Quebec is closing all shopping malls.
  • Quebec schools will remain closed until at least May 1st.
  • Restaurants are to be take-out only.

Government of Canada

"Enough is enough – go home and stay home" Justin Trudeau

  • Canada has tested 102,000 people.
  • More flights are expected to bring Canadians home this week.
  • Air Transat lays off 3,600 employees
  • 20 deaths in Canada - Canadian cases surge.
Montreal, Montrealers and COVID-19

Work at Home Blog 1 - Along with a Personal Diary

March, 23, 2010. If it wouldn't have been for CODIV-19, I don't think I would have shared what I'm about to share with you, internet users who, like me, are probably fighting anxiety. We all hope our friends and relatives are in good health and we all are trying to survive physically and emotionally, no matter what. 

My story with my parents has nothing to do with our common enemy of today, no, my story is about emotional issues. Both my parents and grand parents had emotional issues with consequences that, unfortunately, include anger, withdrawal and anxiety.

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I'm a baby boomer so, my parents survived the Second World War (1939-1945), among other calamities, my grand-parents survived the Great War (1914-1918), the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 also called Spanish Flu, the Wall Street Crash of 1929... 

I may be wrong but, that's how I see it. There was no time or not much time to "love and nurture' the children. Survival was at the top of everybody's list. They needed all their strength, their skills, their efforts and their determination to survive. There was no money. My grand-father was an accountant, but there was no job.

I remember one particular moment at my grand-mother's. My aunt Janine was exasperated because my grand-mother still kept the last pieces of soap, melted them and made new soap bars that, I agree with my aunt, looked rather "unappealing". She kept her old habits, she couldn't throw anything away, not much anyway.  

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Work at Home Blog 1 by Rachel Louise Barry

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