So... Your Kids Are Demanding Frozen 3 Tonight
Updated: 5 days ago
These are certainly unprecedented times we find ourselves in. With the pandemic continuing to freeze life as we know it, community is more important than ever. Though we are all practicing social distancing, it is wonderful to see our communities come together through technology, take-out dining, and distillers turned disinfectant supply shops.
As we brace ourselves for the uncertain times ahead, we wanted to share some resources and tips to help you through the new few weeks.
A heartfelt thank you to those in the essential workforce who are keeping our state and country functioning at their own risk!
Giving six feet of space and not shaking hands isn't so much to keep you healthy, but to keep others from getting sick. It sounds like two sides of the same coin, but the less you interact, the less likely you are to become a carrier of the virus. Though the young and able may have no issue overcoming COVID-19, it presents a serious risk to other less-able people.
There are two goals to social distancing:
1) To protect those with an increased risk for severe illness due to old age or underlying health conditions.
2) To protect healthcare facilities and infrastructure workforces. Overwhelming healthcare facilities will put those who need critical care at risk.
If you have to leave your home, please keep contact to a minimum and give those around you plenty of space to go about their business.
Food and Dining
We are hoping that panic buying and hoarding will subside after the initial scare of COVID-19. Grocery stores remain open as essential infrastructure (see what Vermont's doing to support our grocery store employees), and though shelves seem empty, there is still plenty of food to go around. Ordering takeout is a great option for those who want to avoid the grocery store. Restaurants around Vermont have shifted to delivery and take-out to help with the economic impact the virus is causing and the Governor even signed a directive allowing wine, beer, and cocktails to go! Not only does this provide great convenience as you keep your distance, but it's also a great way to support the community - something us Vermonters take very seriously.
Support Local Small Businesses
Our local businesses need all the support they can get to make it through the challenging times ahead. While doors might be closed to the public, plenty of Vermont retail businesses are focusing on eCommerce to help manage the economic crunch. Buying gift cards is a great way to show your support now and reap the benefits later. With spring quickly approaching, plenty of us are likely going to need to tune up the bike or update the wardrobe. By showing your support now, you increase the likelihood you'll be able to shop at your local favorites once we get the 'All Clear!'
What To Do While Isolated
Streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Disney+ are a huge help for families that are stuck at home with no school and remote work. The only problem is you can only watch Frozen 2 so many times before you realize you really need a little extra space. While Disney announced they will release their latest Pixar film Onward on April 3 due to the closing of so many public spaces, you can only binge so much tv.
With the weather starting to get warmer, now is a good time to get around to those projects you've been procrastinating for the past year. Get the kids involved to help out with spring cleaning and organizing. When that's done, break out the puzzles and board games - this one is pretty relevant right now!
After the sun sets and you run out of things to do, grab a seat on the couch and explore the alternatives to the popular streaming services. The Met Opera is streaming live performances free! You can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium right from your quarantined home here!
We are keeping a positive attitude here at Vermont Real Estate Company and hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy! We are busy at work, keeping up with the shifting changes to the climate and the market we are experiencing daily.
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the evolving market landscape.
While our Burlington office is closed to the public, most of our agents are working remote, and are available to answer your questions. We look forward to working with you through these challenging times ahead.