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CSANews Issue 114 — Spring 2020 Edition
Well, I hope that everyone is safe. This COVID-19 virus has proven to be a nasty little addition to our lives. Pat and I decided that the best course of action, for us, was to stay put in Florida and follow the government guidelines (for both Canada and the United States) to stay home and wash our hands frequently, and to stay away from other people. It certainly seems to have worked, at least so far.
We returned to Canada on April 18. The airports were ghost towns and the roads were not congested with the normal traffic. Crossing the border was even easier than at other times and we had no lineups and no immigration or customs issues to contend with. The border officers just wanted to get rid of us, fast. A pleasant surprise, as we really did not know what to expect. We all worry, unnecessarily of course, about being barred from the U.S. This is the first time that we thought that we could be barred from entering Canada but, of course, this did not happen. I know of no one having any issues returning home. Those people on cruises, though, can be having a very different experience and I wish them well.
I have a separate entrance and an isolated office in our building, so back to work it was. Our claims have reduced to almost nothing and very few people are looking for travel insurance right now, as you can imagine. It is actually quite peaceful. About 20 of our staff are off but, to my knowledge, none of them have the virus. We have been pretty serious about keeping our office safe and this also appears to have worked out well.
For some of you late arrivals, please enjoy your quarantine and try to make it fun and interesting. Here’s to a safe and healthy summer.