Seems that perhaps the time is coming in the next few weeks where strongly or weakly-enforced self-isolation might be a good and prudent idea. What’s your tech plan?
I telework 95% of the time so as long as the internet is up, no problem with work continuity. I think small businesses and restaurants around here will suffer if people panic and stay away – that’s sad.
The major stores remain open and probably will in some respect, so delivery through Whole Foods and/or Instacart should be no problem for now.
Amazon is Amazon, so there’s that, unless the postal service stops delivering, which has not been mentioned.
Streaming is streaming. So there’s entertainment.
Physically, though I’m in a major city, the immediate area is not heavily populated so there’s plenty of exercise opportunity.
What I’m avoiding – mainly the news feeds and sites. Can’t do anything about the situation, so five minutes a day is enough to consume of the 24-hour dread that seems to preoccupy all media.
Tech wise, the upside is the population is better equipped to continue social and business interactions. That’s also a major downside for the unconnected millions in the U.S., and the other downside is that being connected doesn’t feed the economy much if people stay home for a long time.