We have been on our stay at home "order" since March 20th here in Illinois. Most people in my rural town are listening and staying inside. But I've never seen so many overweight dogs being walked in my entire life. Most people are heading out and crowding parks and grocery stores. The mayor of Chicago and the Chicago PD are going to issue citations of $500 fines for not complying to the order.
I work for a healthcare related company and our couriers aren't able to enter certain hospitals. Most larger hospitals shutdown or didn't allow visitors earlier than the stay-at-home order trying to cut down the spread. And others that or drivers can enter, they have to go through a medical examination and security questioning.
This virus has really impacted the healthcare providers and first responders the most it seems. My friend, who is a firefighter, said that they are the only fire engine in their town of 30,000 residents because the rest of them were quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. That's just from transporting patients to and from the hospitals. They are starting drive testing for first responders only which is good.
Most people where I live are coming together and supporting local business and some of the larger factories that are remaining open are providing their workers with gift cards to local restaurants to help out the community.
The crime tempo is about what you'd expect for Illinois. The shootings stopped for about a day and then it was right back to the usual murder, break-ins, and robberies that most Northern Illinoisans are used to. Luckily the local PD here in rural Illinois has deemed gun shops as essential services. So guns are just flying off the shelves here and people are protecting themselves.
Most people are just scared of the unknown. It seems like the job market is going to be hurting for a while. And it's dangerous when you have a lot of unemployed and desperate people just sitting at home. But we must keep moving forward.