When the world started falling apart a few weeks ago, things got scary pretty quickly.
- It seems like normal life was put on pause and this new way of living has slowly been developing day after day.
The initial order for everybody to stay at home and keep their social distance was definitely a massive change from the normal way of life. It really turned every normal routine on its head. After the command for isolation came down the pipes, everyone has been finely tuning their schedules to try to stay sane. Personally, I haven’t faced too much of this challenge. My office has not allowed us to work remotely, despite the global environment. Instead, management tells us to work at distant desks and not to talk to each other face-to-face. If you ask me, this is highly unsafe. We’re still breathing the same indoor air, and possibly contaminating each other via the central heating and cooling system everyday. Once the air handling system is carrying the virus, it will be effectively spread throughout the entire building through the air ducts. It won’t matter if you’re sitting all alone once the virus is being carried through our indoor air handling system. Even if you’re completely socially isolated, you’re going to breathe in the contaminated air if there is an air vent anywhere near you and the AC turns on. That’s why I’ve been commuting into work but setting up my station outside. Rather than sharing the nasty indoor air with potential carriers, I would prefer to breathe in the naturally clean air outdoors. If anyone coughs near my work station, I don’t have to worry about the germs circulating through my indoor air for hours.