With the utmost respect to frontline staff and everybody who has been affected and frightened by the coronavirus, we on no account intend for this timeline to be insensitive. We have compiled a lighthearted take a look at the timeline of COVID-19 as a result of we may all use fun proper about now.

Following the instruction of well being officers and people looking for our greatest curiosity, all of us have made sacrifices, put apart our variations, stayed indoors and achieved our half to place the ‘variety’ in humankind. For many people, our actions of being selfless, accountable and useful might look like unnoticed, however they won’t be unappreciated.

And so, from all of us at KelownaNow, we thanks for doing all of your half to tug via the pandemic.

For many who misplaced their jobs, livelihood, companies, particularly multi-generational companies which have come to a tragic, unceremonious finish… there is no such thing as a query that COVID-19 has modified our lives. If there may be something we are able to do, we’re right here to assist hold #KelownaStrong.

Watching the coronavirus from afar was scary and earlier than we positioned quarantine measures, many people have been rightfully frightened and did what we needed to do to care for ourselves.

Trying again now, a number of us assumed a prolonged lockdown for an undetermined interval appeared imminent.

This uncertainty understandably led to worry and if that made you act out of character, do not be ashamed.

It was alarming to assume, “What’s going to occur? How lengthy will this be? What would we eat? How would we train? And worst of all, how would we clear our bums?”

We reacted and acquired a lot bathroom paper that the cashier, who by the best way, thanks to your bravery and continued service, should have thought that both a instructor gave you a nasty grade or that you simply’re planning to decorate as a mummy for the subsequent 5 Halloweens.

Then sports activities have been cancelled and we purchased all the things else… simply in case.

On the finish of the roll, we began to replenish on sanitizer.

Oh, the fantastic minimal 60% alcohol disinfectant cleans our pores and skin so effectively that we wanted to additionally replenish on lotion too. We have been rubbing our palms a lot that we seemed just like the rapper, Birdman.

Then all of us obtained despatched dwelling.

In the course of the transition of working from dwelling, we went from asking, “what’s Zoom” to including Zoom into our day by day lexicon a lot that we simply had the NFL draft on Zoom. It looks like going ahead, every time folks hear the Mazda slogan “Zoom-Zoom,” they are going to assume they’re about to have a enterprise assembly.

In between our Zoom conferences, we might host Zoom calls to meet up with our associates and talk about the absurdity of the Tiger King or the split-screen Instagram Stay feed that we preferred greatest that day.

Throughout all of this, two phrases took over, or possibly one – we’re undecided:

TikTok.

The dances, the creativity, the genius, the foolishness and the awesomeness that’s TikTok allow us to be free.

And now, we dance.

It looks like everybody and their mother have been studying the renegade dance or the unimaginable handwashing dance from Vietnam or the music under, which in all honesty, is fairly superior.

Then, that advanced into folks singing the hooks to fashionable songs by Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus whereas we cleaned our palms. How we ever cleaned our palms with out singing “The Climb,” is past us.

We adopted with challenges like Do Your Half, All In and the ground is lava… after which, the lockdown’s most sudden star arose:

Sourdough bread.

What’s subsequent, self-done haircuts?

Are we going to come back out of quarantine with the coiffure of Joe Unique?

In case you do, please draw a toilet mirror self-portrait and ship it to us.

Or will we begin muting TV exhibits to create our personal dialogue?

Both manner, occasions proceed to vary.

However we’re doing it.

Be taught to reside once more.

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