Riverside County Covid-19 Impact “through my eyes”

Riverside County officials urge everyone to follow the state’s face covering requirement to curb the recent increase in coronavirus cases, as well as support local reopening efforts. Cases of coronavirus have increased, which is an expected outcome resulting from people visiting more places in the community. Riverside County officials continue to urge all residents, employees and business operators to take necessary safety steps to slow the spread of the disease.
“This pandemic has hit hard all of our communities. But in particular, people of color and
vulnerable communities such as seniors, farm workers and those with compromised immune systems. We see a rise in positive cases and hospital bed usage in the county but more so in the Coachella Valley,” said Chair V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor. “Social distancing, washing our hands and wearing facial coverings are all simple measures that we can all abide by to protect ourselves and our fellow neighbors. I am happy that our Governor has made this decision.”
Coronavirus spreads through droplets expelled while sneezing, coughing or talking. People who carry the disease and do not show symptoms can still spread the disease to others. Covering the nose and mouth with a cloth face covering, bandana or neck gaiter, keeps these droplets in. Face coverings should be washed regularly to keep clean. Public health officials also remind residents to keep six feet of distance between others while in public and to frequently wash their hands. As per article: https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/June/News/face_coverings_required_061820.pdf?ver=2020-06-18-142946-177&timestamp=1592515813379

Lovely curly haired caucasian lady protecting herself from viruses while wearing special mask source: https://www.google.com/search?q=fear+from+getting+sick&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS827US827&sxsrf=ALeKk00oXIAXPwvvjwSLzy9xmwYBckFEGA:1592843402986&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwigyd6J7JXqAhXCGDQIHZtkCn8Q_AUoAnoECA0QBA&biw=1920&bih=937#imgrc=YysXUOey0nxAtM&imgdii=JqyoJSpgxRRg_M

I find myself with a conflict because even thought, I feel concerned about this pandemic, I have thoughts in my head that say: “why not, just let us get through the process of those who will get sick and recover, and protect the elderly and the young who are more likely to get sick; I grew up in a time where our parents would say “Go outside and play” ” Mary, has the flu, go play with her and get it over with.”

If we see the numbers of people who have recovered in the county of Riverside it gives me hope that if I was infected, I would recover, no I’m not running around town trying to get sick, however, I have a few friends and family members who have gotten the corona-virus and have recovered, so it helps to put my mind at peace.

I went to the store with my mask on a few days ago, and I found myself angry with people who are so careless, because they don’t keep their distance and then look at us as we are crazy, so I believe there is fear from every direction, my fear is from stepping out and people not keeping their space, but I also feel like, “let me get it over with.”(conflicting thoughts) I have a two year old, I have “that fear” of her getting sick,it really freaks me out, this pandemic has me acting weird. (I speak for myself)

In the side of Real estate, I have clients who don’t want to show their properties for the fear of someone who was careless and they might come into the house knowing they can be sick, I also have clients who are using all the right tools to keep themselves safe. I’ve done a few deals during the pandemic, because we have been careful no one has caught anything or gotten sick.

Our County says they have more people infected and the numbers are rising, and I questions, are they rising because people are getting tested or because we have people from other counties coming into our hospitals?

I hope we can get pass this with a better understanding that if we can protect ourselves by following the simple rules of washing our hands and wearing a mask while we are out ( I will not drive, or jog, or wear one while no one is near me) and not going out if we aren’t feel well to stay home, keeping our distance.

We have seen horrible times, this is the first time we have been locked down, I personally do not like it, however, I will obey the rules and trust that we can come out of this with more care, more awareness of others.

I hope we can learned to do research and not just listen to the people who are in charge yet they themselves have no clue of how to deal with this, I hope we can learn to stop letting fear conquer out thoughts, to try and learn to read positive books, learn how to fight this thing without hurting others.

This is just my thoughts, I understand everyone has an opinion, please, do not feel attacked, you can give me feed back, be gentle, I’m walking thought this the best I know how.

Published by Leslie Barber Realtor®

I love the place I call home, I've lived here for over 30 years, and even though we have changed so much we are still a thriving valley! My husband and I have a total of 6 kids together - We love it, I have 3 girls, he has 2 boys and together we made a beautiful baby girl who has been the joy of our lives. My two oldest don't live at home and his boy's come to us whenever they are allowed, my teen daughter and baby are together at home, and they are definitely are enjoying learning from each other. I got into real estate as a side job and I love doing it, I have helped many families find the place they call home and they have always been able to thank me for always being available to meet with or talk with them. I pride myself on being available to each client personally. During these times I take every precaution and leave it up to my clients to decide how they would like to meet, wearing a mask, gloves to make them comfortable it's not a bother at all! How can I help you today?

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