Community in a time of COVID-19: How Metro Detroit is responding to the crisis

As the nation reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like every hour something changes. Suggestions become rules and rules differ greatly from state to state.

In Michigan, that means no school, no dining in at area bars and restaurants, and no gatherings of 50 people or more. The list goes on. And nobody knows for how long.

As dictionaries roll out their word-of-the-year lists for 2020, social distancing will no doubt be at or near the top of each and every one.

There seem to be two types of questions that have come up in the early days of this statewide semi-shutdown.

“When is my kid going back to school,” morphs into, “Is my kid going back to school?”

“When do I get to go back to work,” becomes, “Will my work still be there?”

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