Staying calm in a scary situation turned potential disaster into a rewarding adventure!
For more than a decade Jocelyn and I have come up to Maine for a two week summer vacation. We stay at Jocelyn’s grandmother’s place on the rocky cost of southern Maine. It is right on the water, 8-10 foot tides, cool air, cold water, the whole package. I absolutely love it up here.
COVID-19 has brought great challenges and new opportunities. My employer implemented a remote work policy and Jocelyn and I are taking the opportunity to bug out to Maine for the month of July. I’ll work for two weeks and relax for two. On top of that, being an early riser, I fully intend to “get out there” before work if I can!
The first week has been very busy at work and I have only been able to look out at the grand view. Wednesday, however, I completed two big work efforts that were consuming my quiet early mornings – and Thursday was my day to get out and play!
To keep these charts clean, I established a threshold of 50 confirmed cases to be separately listed in this chart. On 4/1/2020, Dorchester county reported its first confirmed case. On 4/2/2020, Allegany, the last to fall, reported its first case. On 4/5/2020 Harford crossed the 50 confirmed case threshold.
On 3/27/2020, Charles, Frederick, Harford counties crossed the 15 case threshold, as did Carroll county on 3/29. As of 3/29/2020, Allegany and Dorchester remain the only counties in Maryland with no reported confirmed cases.
Update: I stopped updating these charts on 8/1/2020. Maryland and the DMV region cases have generally remained on a steady decline – thankfully.
I live in the DC area and want to know what the situation looks like locally. I’m not a fan of lists of numbers, or big red dots. They don’t tell me much. I want graphs showing changes over time. I want to see if things are trending better or worse.
Below are charts to help me ‘see’ what is happening. These are charts I cannot find anywhere else and compliment the other sources provided at the bottom of the post. The data is from credible sources, cited below.