“The panic accelerated and spread. . .and, just like that, I caught it. Did I have enough food to sustain my husband and myself if we were asked to “shelter in place,” enough water, paper towels, canned goods, fresh food. . .toilet paper? I went back to the grocery store…
“That morning, when I glanced at my phone screen, as I do every morning just to make sure that all is well with the people I love, I saw an official message from my own small city; the declaration of a local emergency—the city hall and all city buildings would close; city classes were canceled for the next quarter; public schools would close…”
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Submitted by C. L. Smythe, Orange County, Laguna Beach.