Hello my fellow Conservatives,

My prediction for the word/term of 2020 is ‘Social Distancing’. Who knew what this was a week ago? Not me, that’s for sure.  And definitely couldn’t have imagined what that would look like in the entire state of California!  Personally, I’m working on embracing the reset.  Leading up to the election was a bit crazy, and our Lincoln-Reagan Dinner was very fun, and a lot of work, so it’s a serious brake locking for most of us.  The timing is just going to have to be okay, right?   My three college kids are absolutely crushed (two of them are seniors who feel ripped off and go between mad and sad in 1.3 seconds) and they will get through it. Hopefully healthy and without too many dumb choices between now and then.  We all will make it.  I’m a rule follower by nature, so we are being very diligent about our actions during this time, no matter how we feel about the circumstances.  Tuning into President Trump’s updates in the mornings has been encouraging and entertaining and at least hearing it from his mouth doesn’t allow much for media interpretation. It’s been on at 9:00 a.m. our time all week on most news stations.

Here are a few resources to follow to keep you current:

First and foremost,   if you suspect that you or a family member may be sick, please carefully review and follow the instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .

If you have any need at all for food or help getting to doctors appointments, or something we can help you with, please let us know!  There are many community resources and we have people who are willing to do what we can. Second Harvest Food Bank as well as Valley Churches United Missions are open, active and working hard.

Santa Cruz Health Department’s website   www.santacruzhealth.org  has some good information for local testing sites and protocols.

HSA Home – Santa Cruz Health

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information & Health Provider Updates. SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER FROM COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER; As of 3/16/20 total COVID-19 case count is 9

www.santacruzhealth.org