MOVING INTO PHASE THREE OF COVID LIFE by Cindy Masters Bazinet
Like most countries around the world, we in Canada live life with many freedoms bestowed upon us that for the most part, we take for granted. Five months ago, life changed as we know it! The freedoms we once enjoyed or took for granted came to a grinding halt. It is unfathomable to believe that a strain of Influenza called Covid 19 has forced our World to undertake such drastic measures. Life today is governed by rules imposed upon us by the various levels of government and health officials in order to protect us and our loved ones from this deadly virus! There is a new societal regard for one’s health and well being that cannot be taken lightly and that has forced each of us to embrace change in our personal and professional lives. As we move forward with the third phase of restrictions being lifted, we must continue to respect and adhere to the terms of our new living agreement as imposed on us by our governing agencies and by society due to Covid 19. The next generation will read and learn about the many innovative and creative ways in which families and businesses alike adapted to the many challenges and changes during this pandemic time. Society continuously proves that we are not just “creatures of habit”. We are making a positive difference in all aspects of our lives. Life may be different but the small things we once took for granted are valued much more. Let’s continue to be diligent in our actions to prevent the spread of Covid so that we no longer live our lives governed by rules and cautiously embrace the freedoms that Phase Three will provide for!