Mudcat Café message #4039583 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4039583
Posted By: LilyFestre
14-Mar-20 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Hi All,

    To answer Maggie's question, my agency is still up and running in New York State. At this time, our requirements of required face to face contact with our clients still stands. Our agency complies with the New York State Department of Health. As of Friday morning, there was talk of a waiver of the face to face contact with clients who are children. No word for adults. However...that was on Friday. Since that time, all Pennsylvania schools are closed for a minimum of two weeks (this came out late Friday afternoon) and as of today, all schools in the city where I work are officially closed for 3 weeks. So far, no reported cases in the county in which I live or work however, there are reported outbreaks in the county in which Pete works.

    I'm not sure what to make of all of this. I went shopping on Thursday and picked up enough items to get through a couple of weeks if need be. We went to Walmart late this afternoon to pick up a few non-food items (and no, not TP). I had Jeremiah with me and he was able to see first hand how there is no bread, pasta is just about all gone, the meat case was looking empty, no paper products in sight. I took him on purpose as he was teasing me about the groceries I had already purchased and then wanting to go to the store today. Now he knows and I hope he feels secure. The store itself was crazy and has always been a 24 hour store until today...they are now closed from midnight to 6am. I presume this is to allow time to safely stock the shelves although I could be wrong.

Pete's lab is still up and running although the university has now closed for students and no more classes will be happening in a live situation, it will all be online. Given the Pete's lab is mostly Iranians and Chinese students, I'm not sure how much longer they will stay open. He may be able to work from home more often than not...time will tell. That may be true for me too....who knows. Our agency requires a Face to Face appointment at least once a month but the state requires a F2F only once every 3 months. I suppose a lot of work could be conducted by phone from home if need be.

I don't mean to ramble, everything is so up in the air at this point.

I hope the rest of you are well and that you are coming along with your healing Maggie.

Please share if you hear anything about Susan. I have been thinking about her too and am hoping she is ok and maybe even at home.

Love to all,

Michelle