New Times, Same Easter

Our world feels different. We’re isolated from loved ones. We’re trying to simultaneously work from home and parent our kids. Healthcare workers are conserving cleaning supplies and praying for more protective gear. COVID-19 did that. It came for us all. Nothing will ever be the same. Except Easter. We may not be able to goContinue reading “New Times, Same Easter”

A COVID-19 Prayer

I awoke today without rest. My thoughts sprinted back to work. Did we disinfect properly? How many masks, gloves, wipes, and face shields do we have left? Are we safe working outside and seeing patients in their cars? Did I spray enough Lysol all over my jacket when the patient coughed on me? The COVID19Continue reading “A COVID-19 Prayer”

COVID-19 Tips

In general: Wash your hands, arms, and face often. Remain quarantined, unless you are headed to your medical appointments or the grocery store. Keep hydrated and don’t forget to eat your vegetables. If you were to become infected, having a healthy baseline immune system will get you far. Continue all prescription medications. Now is notContinue reading “COVID-19 Tips”

Quarantine Survival, Part 2

Since we’ve discussed previously that the best way to survive the COVID-19 quarantine is to “survive together” (please see my previous blog at https://kristinapolley.com/2020/03/22/quarantine-survival/), now we need to discuss just exactly how we’re going to do that. Naturally, all of the toilet paper, bread, and meat are gone from the grocery stores. But did youContinue reading “Quarantine Survival, Part 2”

Quarantine Survival

Quarantine. Just a few weeks ago, some of us dreamed of our own private quarantine in paradise. A dream of isolation, peace, sunshine, the sound of crashing waves, and a good book. Now, quarantine has transformed into isolation for an unknown period of time. A time period without pay, without proper education, and spreading illness.Continue reading “Quarantine Survival”

Coronavirus FAQs

Who should be tested for the Coronavirus? If you have a fever (defined as 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), lower respiratory symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath), and have had a KNOWN exposure to a person with COVID-19, you will more than likely be tested. If you have a fever and lower respiratory symptoms butContinue reading “Coronavirus FAQs”

Coronavirus: The Panic

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge in numerous counties in NC, toilet paper and bottled water have now become a rare commodity. A once abundant product is now a prized possession. Some schools have shut down their campuses and engaged in distance online learning. Others are preparing for that inevitability. Travel and cruisingContinue reading “Coronavirus: The Panic”