My wife and I left Albuquerque on Friday morning and drove to Phoenix (7 1/2 hour drive) to visit our youngest son over the weekend. During this time we neither watched nor read the news. We drove back home on Monday to find our local world turned almost upside down. All public schools closed starting today for three weeks. The paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) are completely cleaned out of the local grocery stores. The local public libraries are closed. All activities at our church, except Sunday worship services*, are cancelled. People my age (mid-60s) who I meet in all agree with me: The whole thing is just nuts! Especially this toilet paper hoarding - I have yet to see a recipe that would come close to making TP palatable.
We were invited to dinner at a friend's house this Saturday, along with other guests. We plan to attend, ain't letting this virus scare us one little bit.
*Our senior minister said that if an order comes down that Sunday services may not be held in churches, come Sunday morning he will stand outside in the parking lot and preach. I responded that we would be out there listening, while seated on the opened tailgate of my pickup truck.