Thursday, October 15, 2020

And it goes on and on and on and on

 The president, Emmanuel Macron, spoke again last night. He established a curfew for the Paris region and seven other large French cities (Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Etienne et Toulouse) from 9 pm to 6 am in the hopes of curtailing private gatherings, since private gatherings seem to be a greater source of Covid spread. There will be exemptions for those who have to work, or for emergency health situations.

Though it's not a rule as such, he suggested that people not gather in groups of more than six people.

We're seven months past lockdown, our kids are used to wearing their masks all day in school, we're used to wearing them when we go out, and using hand sanitizer, but we're having trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. When can we travel overseas again and see family? How long can the airlines hang on?

Macron said the scientists agree that the virus will be around until at least next summer, which is a depressing thought. 

The boys' pool is closed this week due to a confirmed case of Covid among the staff. The boys aren't contact cases, though, so they didn't have to be tested. They'll be on fall break starting this weekend, and the pool should be open by Monday for swim practice over the break.

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