Since March 17th, I’ve been home. I don’t mean in a bunker underground and never left the house home. But I haven’t been at work since March.
I’ve never come in contact with the novel COVID-19, never been infected, never come in close contact with someone that did have it. But for some reason, I feel impacted.
For two years, I’ve had a routine. Wake up at 6:30 am, have breakfast, pack a lunch, get dressed and head to the office. I worked until 4:30 pm, drive home, cook supper and relax. Rinse and repeat.
Until that day, this was my daily life. All of a sudden, it changes. My employer was not ready for a pandemic of this scale to hit. We were sent home with nothing. No computers, laptops, phones. No way to even check our emails.
Like almost every other province or state, we were on mandatory lock down. I didnt leave the house for weeks. My employer figured out how to get our computers to us so we could slowly start to work again.
The unknown was unreal. Would we return to work, would we get laid off, hell, would we even be able to go to the grocery store!
Everyday, my routine shifted. I had no social contact with anyone. I haven’t been to the office to see my coworkers in almost six months. The only way I could socialize was through the internet.
I never thought I would like working from home. So far, it’s not bad. I wouldn’t want to do it forever. I miss the social life. I miss the coffee breaks
How do people stay home for weeks and weeks without seeing other people is beyond me.
So no, I haven’t been infected by the virus, but I have been affected by it.