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Just get through today: Sheltering in place amid a pandemic


March 20, 2020

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A week ago, I was that crazy parent. "Did you tell my friends' parents I can't hang out?" my teen protested. Yep, I basically did.

Today, we are "sheltering in place," an order from the mayor in our Chicago suburb, Oak Park, to leave home only for essential services until at least April 3 — and to stay 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from others when outside. Like many across the nation, we've already been hunkering down, working from home and home-schooling to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now it's official, and even more eerily quiet.

My mind races. Two more...

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