Floridians Adjusting to the New Norm after 1 month of COVID-19

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Coronavirus Week 4 in Florida

April 5, 2020 - Week 4 in Florida 

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After a month of chaos, with new crazy things happening every day in the news, we are now at the point of adjusting to the new norm. With all non-essential businesses closed, a huge portion of the population out of work, and everyone in Florida under Stay at Home orders, we are adjusting to a new normal in our daily routines.

Parent with school-aged kids are adapting to working with schools to provide education for their children. People are getting more active on online chat groups, getting better at managing businesses virtually, and learning how to deal with the day to day routine of being at home. We have literally gone from non-acceptance or panic.. to acceptance.

The stay-at-home order was issued statewide by the governor who had delayed putting the order on the whole state previously, instead allowing cities and counties to make that call. But the severity of COVID-19 brought the needed order to hopefully help Florida flatten the curve.

All non-essential businesses are closed now and while people are still hoarding some grocery items, it seems the panic has stopped and most stores have the foods we need. And most restaurants are staying open with take out, pick up and delivery options available.


Experiencing Local Restaurants

In our busy lives, we tend to get in a routine of eating at the same places and never taking the time to discover new dining experiences. Now is the perfect time to explore and discover new locally owned restaurants. 

These past 2 weeks, I have discovered 5 new locally owned restaurants and have been ordering food from them and trying new things. I love every one of them and I can’t believe I never even knew about them before now. So spend some time looking around your local area and try some new things and support the locally owned businesses!


Stay strong and share your stories and what’s happening in your local community with us.

Follow our weekly Florida Cornovirus Blog here to see what's happening around the state and how your fellow Floridians are being affected. Contact us and share what's happening in your business, school, family, or community. 

Remember to check the Florida Health Department website daily to stay up to date on the coronavirus. 


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