In our Nova Scotia home on Canada's East Coast we begin our lock down on March 21. There is worry and fear not knowing what lies ahead, having no reference points to help us get our bearing. At the outset, the lock down takes the form of a shelter in place. We should only be leaving our local area to get food or for medical reasons.
There is no visiting with neighbours, family, or friends. There are no organized sports or extracurricular activities for the kids. Schools are shut down and remote learning is introduced. We are able to go out in our neighbourhood as long as we practice physical distancing when we meet others.
We are thankful that in comparison to other countries, the pandemic is not as severe in Nova Scotia. We continue to be of hushed breath though knowing the storm continues to strike around the world with the virus showing no signs of being vanquished.