As predicted, today brought more change than the day prior, and tomorrow will bring more than today.
This is just a fact.
It is useful to do a daily mental health check. Today I am doing. Not well, not bad. I am doing.
This is stressful. We all know. We’re all sharing this experience.
I am reading a few books I didn’t have a chance to get to, and catching up on series I love. You should too if you are working from home, or quite frankly, at any time.
If you can, stay home. don’t go out.
Fortunately I also have a backlog of work to catch up on.
The news is contextually getting better – the countries dealing with the worst, which I’m quite frankly not ready to publicly discuss outside of reshares, are to a certain extent, seeing gains, but that’s also still not saying it’s anywhere good – but it will undoubtedly get worse at home, in Ontario, and Canada and the world quite frankly.
What today may feel like the worst to many, I will unfortunately have to be honest and say, today is the calm before the storm. This will get much worse. In ways you can’t comprehend yet.
I’m not trying to unnecessarily make anyone afraid. But it’s necessary to be aware.
People will get sick. The numbers will rise. People will die.
But Canada is strong. The most effective way to kill the virus is to socially isolate if possible, as we have no vaccine.
Be safe. Wash your hands.
DWBIA reaching out to @OBIAA_ & @CityWindsorON on behalf of small owners for: 1. Specific and clear orders and directives 2. Guarantees of direct financial help, and a plan for what comes after COVID-19 clears.
CLOSURES & Business Change:
Taloola: 8AM -6PM : Take out and delivery
The Downtown Mission of Windsor is creating a safe space for a homeless woman to self-isolate after she developed symptoms believed to be associated with COVID-19 & to felt sick after an interaction with a friend who recently returned from the U.K.
WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
By Victoria Rose
How can you support local in these times? Consider supporting small companies that can use a boost while many of their regular services are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Purchase gift cards
-Get take out
– Follow them on social media
-Share what they are offering at this time so you network can see
Whiskeyjack Boutique – https://whiskeyjackboutique.com
Shop online for Canadian made gifts and free shipping on $50+!
This downtown store is now online-only. Get a 10% off discount using code SOCIALDISTANCE for any purchases. Any orders over $50 either have free shipping (Canada-wide) or an option for local delivery in Windsor, Tecumseh, or Lasalle. “We also have the option to purchase gift cards if you know someone who needs a pick-me-up!”
Quilting Confections – https://www.quiltingconfections.com/
Remaining open and classes are still available. Customers can request a refund for classes they do not wish to attend. Staff can accept phone orders and deliver to you curbside. Also offering to ship via Canada Post (for a fee).
Frank Brewing Company – https://www.frankbeer.ca/
Taproom is closed. Will remain open for takeout food and retail beer sales.
Walkerville Brewery – https://www.walkervillebrewery.com/
Taproom is closed. Retail shop will remain open.
River Canard Outpost : http://rivercanardcanoe.ca/
The outpost store will remain open, including canoe rentals. Gift certificates are also available.
Thyme to Go: https://thymetogo.ca/
Offering takeout only for now. Call ahead to place an order.
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery & Bistro 42
Wine purchasing available online. They offer mix and match cases so you can share with friends. Free shipping to your door for case quantities.
Nana’s Bakery: http://www.nanas-bakery.com/
Takeout only. Call in your order and pick up in store or request it be brought out to your car. “We will still be making our healthy baked goods and our many take home meals that you have relied on.”
Juniper Books: https://juniperbooks.ca/
Offering home delivery of books. Will process credit card orders over the telephone and then deliver the books to your door (within city limits). Call the store and inquire about specific titles at 519-258-4111.