A few hours ago, the Florida Governor ordered all bars and nightclubs closed for the next 30 days starting 5pm today. On St. Patrick's Day. One of the biggest going-out holidays of the year. I understand and believe it is wise in the big scheme of trying to curb the spread of this virus, but my heart and prayers go out to all of my friends and family and those I don't know personally that make their living via the hospitality industry. I am losing gigs as well, but I have another occupation to keep me financially afloat. I teach history and ironically (eerily), when spring break started, we had just started a unit on the Roaring 20's. Post 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the starting of Prohibition. My thoughts are scrambled and it's hard to process it all right now, but one thing I do know is that so many people will need the support of those that can give it. For awhile.
Take care of yours and help somebody else if you can. We can get through this.