It’s been three weeks since the first presumptive positive positive test for COVID-19 was announced in Wilton — the first in the state — but for many if may feel more like months. A few days later the schools were closed, we became familiar with social distancing, senior citizens got special shopping hours, shops closed, restaurants went to take-out only, and we learned what businesses the state considers essential. Arguably, every business is essential to the person who owns it, works for it or patronizes it, but we as a community understand the need to reduce everyone’s personal exposure.
Telecommuting, telelearning, tele-everything seems to be the norm. There is little to do but stay home looking at all the projects that have been put off, hang out in the yard — more projects — or go for a walk taking care not to get too close to others doing the same. People are and will find imaginative ways to cope.