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I want to make it 100% clear that the information in this article has not been confirmed, so it’s possible that everything mentioned below might not be happening.
This article is also about potential plans in the works so it’s possible that the powers at be could choose not to proceed with these plans.
So please keep that in mind when reacting.
I just heard from a source connected with the Department of Homeland Security that the government is considering a 7-day nationwide or near-nationwide quarantine.
This could be announced in the next few days after the infrastructure is put into place to enforce it.
From what I’ve heard the National Guard would be deployed and would work with local authorities and emergency responders to ensure compliance and to maintain law and order.
Reportedly, all businesses would be closed, so it sounds like this could be more than a partial lockdown like we’ve seen in some cities.
I can’t see them completely shutting down everything. For example, it seems like grocery stores and pharmacies would remain open (at least on some level) but I could see other establishments being forced to close.
It’s also possible that this could extend beyond 7 days if needed.
Just how long could that be? I’m not sure but I’m sure it would depend on the transmission rates going on.
None of this really sounds surprising to me to be honest. This has all escalated quickly and I feel like we had a slow start to get ahead of this, so now more extreme measures are being considered.
Once again I want to reiterate that this has not been confirmed and I don’t have details on how exactly it would be enforced.
I rarely (if ever) post content on rumors or unsubstantiated news and try to avoid anything that would put people in a state of panic or worry. It’s completely possible that this mandatory quarantine will not happen.
But I thought it was worth passing along to my readers out there who have chosen not to stock up on essential food items over the past couple of weeks.
Personally, I’m going to the store to stock up on certain items like meats, eggs, etc. just in case this is true. I’m not going crazy but I just want to have hearty items in case getting food deliveries is not an option.
I definitely don’t think that it’s worth panicking over but my concern is just with people who have chosen not to stock up at all.
So just make sure you’re prepared to hunker down just in case this is true and be ready for a potential military presence where you reside if things comes to that.
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