COVID-19 Diary – Day 9

The big news today seems to be that many more businesses are jumping on the COVID-19 Hazard Pay bandwagon. The latest companies to increase front line worker pay include Loblaw, Sobeys, Dollarama, Cargill, Giant Tiger and Walmart Canada. This is in addition to the previously reported Save-On Foods. Some food processing companies are also gettingContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 9”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 8

Some major changes took place in Canada today! Both Quebec and Ontario announced that all but essential services were to be shutdown. Our nearest US neighbor Washington also made a similar announcement. Having this level of shutdown is a strong move, and many consider it essential for effectively fighting this pandemic seriously. Despite that, JohnContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 8”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 7

For a Sunday where I haven’t even left my house, today has been surprisingly eventful! Earlier this evening my girlfriend Divya and I took part in an online trivia game show hosted by local Trivia Master Gregory Milne, of Brainstorm Trivia. It was run over Facebook, and was surprisingly fun! Even though Divya and IContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 7”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 6

This morning I woke up with bad sinus congestion, and since I use a CPAP machine to treat my sleep apnea, any amount of sinus congestion can negatively affect my ability to rest. I figured I was just experiencing allergies since I noticed my nose was running a little bit yesterday, but my symptoms thisContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 6”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 4

It’s amazing how quickly being home-bound becomes frustrating. I haven’t left the house since coming home from work yesterday, and it’s already difficult. Once I tell myself I can’t do a thing that I’ve always taken for granted, I start to want to do that thing. At least tomorrow I’ll be seeing my doctor aboutContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 4”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 3

Today the Canada/US border was closed to all unnecessary traffic, bringing Canada one step closer to a full shutdown. Shipments and commerce will continue, and a friend of mine who works for a US airline has confirmed that their company will completely shut down flights from US to Canada after the 21st for the foreseeableContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 3”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 2

Yesterday on March 16th 2020, Vancouver shut down nearly all public spaces in a hope to stop the spread of COVID-19. I’ve decided I should keep some kind of journal to document what this is all like, since it’s not something that happens often (thankfully) and maybe it’ll be interesting to someone someday (I’m startingContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 2”