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COVID-19 Lockdowns and Culture Shock

Hi everyone, I just want to begin by saying I hope you are doing well despite all these topsy-turvy times (to say the least) we are living in.

In the Netherlands, we are just starting to come out of an 8 week long "intelligent lockdown."
For us, this included the following:
~schools closed
~restaurants only open for carry-out
~a lot of businesses/stores closed
~no close-contact work (like massage, barber, nail salons, etc.) or museums/theaters
~working from home when possible

This past week elementary schools have reopened for students to come 2 1/2 days a week. Slowly, slowly, we are moving forward, one step at a time.

For the most part, I'm satisfied with the local response.  Yesterday we went to a petting zoo / kids' farm place and there were some older kids running around without adult supervision. (Okay, that's actually normal at a regular playground here.) But they were also disregarding the signs for one-way foot traffic in some parts. Those kids, along wi…

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