Some FYI for today. Our ER doc spoke with a doc that is over a COVID hospital in the US that has now handled hundreds of COVID patients. He says they have learned tons from studying the virus there. The primary mode of transmission in almost all cases is touching around your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching a contaminated surface. He says if we literally practice religious hand hygiene and never touch our face without thoroughly washing our hands right before, we won't get it. They've found that you can be in the same room breathing the same air as a COVID patient for up to 30 minutes before you get enough droplet load to contract the disease. An exception would be them coughing or sneezing directly at you of course. Our ER doc does not think we will get a tidal wave of cases in this region as predicted. Hope he's right, but we are prepping for the tidal wave nonetheless.