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Social Distancing - 6 Feet

The first case in New York State was documented on March 1st.  March 16th was when the City shut down. New York State is still in P.A.U.S.E. (the name for the shutdown that began on March 22nd) and we are to stay at home, (except for grocery shopping and drug store shopping).  Social distancing at 6 feet and frequent hand washing are being recommended, and now face masks are required.  I can only observe Manhattan from my windows, and there are MANY fewer cars, bikes, and walkers.  But local news has frequent photos of the parks when the weather is nice and social distancing there is a myth.  Some of the hospitals have opened a floor for non-Covid patients so semi-elective operations can be done.  But while the case statistics are really good due to the leadership from Governor Cuomo, the number of new cases and the number of deaths have plateaued after a big drop from the apex.  On March 15th some regions Upstate may begin a very slow reopening.  New York City is no where near ready. 

I have had almost no interest in drawing since I stopped taking my walks on March 20th, so I've returned to my figure drawing book after breakfast to do these quarter-sheet of copy paper figure sketches.   Drawing one per day after breakfast from photos may kick start more drawing.  Time will tell.



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