Coronavirus: small routines in the midst of chaos

An odd day, even by the current standard. A flurry of emails received from different levels of college administration all morning until just before 10 AM, then — nothing. The clerks and secretaries’ union got them permission to go home, which is good. But as long as the library stays open that means someone will have to supervise the student workers, and I’ve seen no evidence the library will close.

Meanwhile, I’m working from home, setting up our systems to accommodate reference chat and virtual appointments. Morning runs, afternoon walks with Peanut, and a beer precisely at 5PM to mark the end of the day.