Chicago Blackhawks: Staying safe in the Windy City

Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

As the Coronavirus scares rise, we wonder what can we actually do in the Windy City to stay safe. Without Blackhawks hockey, what should we focus on?

As we learn more about Coronavirus, it becomes more real. It’s impacted every single person that lives in the United States, even if your state hasn’t been impacted too much. While we sadly can’t watch the Blackhawks finish out their season, right now, we have up to 3,500 cases in our country alone. With those cases, 68 people have been reported dead. *Click Here for case count*

We’re not sure how high the numbers actually could be. The exact number as of yesterday was 3,487. There could be people who are sick right now who can’t go to the doctor. There are many factors hurting the United States. President Trump said this could be affecting us as far as into the summer.

If this scare runs deep into the summer, what happens? No Chicago Blackhawks, no sports, no concerts, nothing at the United Center. Now, we have gyms closing, bars, restaurants, colleges, schools, etc that are closing or limiting the number of people allowed in. People are working from home now too.

With today being St. Patrick’s day, should we really be pushing to go out? Let’s say we all following the instructions and keep away from being sick – how soon could this be over?

This whole thing could blow away by April, but it also could stick with us for a lot longer though. If everyone listens up and uses social distancing, it’s possible things could go back to normal quicker. Everyone needs to be on the same page though.

I know for a fact a lot of people won’t listen to the experts. There are people who believe nothing will happen to them, and they go out and do whatever. If things are being shut down all over, it would make sense to listen to the professionals.

Every day it pops up on Twitter that another celebrity has the virus. Shouldn’t that be enough?

For more information on how to stay safe, the American Red Cross has put together a list of tips to keep you ready and safe. Everyone out there, stay as safe as possible.