Canada's PM said today that return to normalcy won't happen until
there is a vaccine. This is 12-18 months away. The modeling released
today also assumed smaller outbreaks over the next year after this
nitial one is contained. Each outbreak would require strict social
this before in various places, but it is nice to hear it
Quebec is the hardest-hit province in Canada as far as cases per
Families went on vacation that week (some to the US) and returned to
everything got shut down. Montreal airport also has a high influx of
We are comfortable for the time being with one of us going out once
a week for food. The larger grocery store (IGA) here allows us to
order online and schedule a pickup, so that is what we do. It cuts
crowded and very few people are wearing masks. Many people are
the local government to shop alone.
Orders through Amazon.ca are now delayed by at least a month. They
claim to be prioritizing essential food and healthcare goods, but
this is all we are trying to order and we are still seeing a
to stay in business by offering delivery. It costs more but is worth
t, and we are supporting local jobs.
When we do get a delivery or bring home groceries, we clean
everything in our garage before taking it into the house. For our
trips out, masks (we are using bandannas or neck warmers) and outer
clothing go right into the wash.
That's it for now, stay safe and healthy everyone!