Covid-19.... that sounds more like a conference instead of a virus that is causing panic. This past week we saw multiple suspensions, postponements, and outright cancellations. In my personal life.... After being one of the first people to preregister for the Texas Pinball Festival last October, I made the decision last Monday to skip it because of crowd concerns. I requested to transfer my registration to next year, but was told that, due to Terms and Conditions, it's a "rain or shine" event. Tuesday, a friend of mine who flies out of California to attend this decided to cancel out as well. Late Thursday afternoon, the organizers decided to cancel out and transfer the registrations to next years show. I'm involved in District 50 Toastmasters, and has volunteered to be a speech judge for a area speech contest at the Richardson Medical Center near my home. At Friday around noon, we received word that the meeting facility is no longer available to the public. This is after the declaration of a public health emergency in Dallas County Thursday evening. The District leadership subsequently announced that all upcoming contests have been suspended and postponed, and will be moving to a online format. The Spring Conference scheduled for the first weekend in May is still on. I also had tickets to the Cirque du Soleil Ovo show on April 25th. That show was cancelled Friday afternoon, and refund is pending. On Thursday, Dallas cancelled the St. Patrick's Day parade which is a major event here. At work Monday afternoon, I had just started the weekly Wednesday lunch order for my department. Word came down that they needed to stress test the corporate VPN for a possible WFH situation, and they needed 25% of the people from each department to WFH on Tuesday, 50% on Wednesday, and 100% on Thursday. 100% on Friday was then added a day later. Three areas (San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Washington State) were already under mandatory WFH. Friday afternoon arrived, and it was announced that all United States and Canada locations are now mandatory WFH for the forseeable future. Mind you, I work in a department whose service is considered mission critical for many customers. Yes, lunch has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. And, because of isolation, I'm bailing on my Toastmasters group because work is more important. I know.... minor things compared with some people who just saw their vacation plans go up in a puff of smoke. Yes, it's a necessary step in order to make sure nothing major happens, but some people just don't see it that way.