The Covid Chronicles: April 16

April 16, 2020

April 16

  • Total Cases in North Texas: 4,463
  • Total Deaths in North Texas: 115
  • Gas Update: Gas now ranges from 1.24 - 1.29.

The word came down today.

Judge Clay Jenkins says Dallas County residents are required to wear a face covering of some kind when out and about starting Saturday, a decree that won't be enforced. It’s a real head-scratcher. I've been using a basic mask while working on my new house, but it's raggedy. Guess I'll have to upgrade now.

Today, DART joined with other transit agencies to honor those serving on the front lines of this crisis by sounding their horns at 2pm. I didn't hear any, but there aren't many bus routes by me.

This report from the Wall Street Journal is mind-blowing.

πŸ”ŠπŸ”‰πŸ”ˆ With stay-at-home orders in place across the country and many businesses closed, once-lively locations have quieted. Listen to how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the sounds of our cities.

The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 16, 2020

The thread goes on to offer recorded sounds of popular locations before and after stay-at-home orders went into effect.

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Written by Shawn Borton
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