Canadians living in U.S. hunker down as coronavirus cases surge
|globalnews.ca 28 Jun 2020 at 18:21|
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With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, Canadians living in the country are hunkering down and find themselves thinking a bit more about home these days.
All are trying to maintain physical distancing and wear masks when they do go out.
“All we can do is the best we can to stay as safe as possible, but it’s definitely nerve-wracking,” said Houston resident and Toronto native Grace Gonzalez.
Texas surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations last week as the second-biggest state scaled back its aggressive opening strategy, ordering bars closed indefinitely and restaurants to reduce capacity.
In Houston, where Gonzalez has lived for eight years, the public threat level was raised to its highest level on Friday.
“I was in shock when they decided to open up Texas, I felt it was way too early,” Gonzalez said. “We never saw a dip at all … there wasn’t any of that flattening of the curve before they decided to reopen.”