Today I chose to go out. To break lockdown. Why? To mail in my tax stuff (the refund will be nice), and to get a yard spray. About every 3rd year, I get noseeums in my yard. How do I know? Time in the yard has them deliver little red welts that burn, itch, and hurt about 2 to 4 hours after the yard time. Starting at the ankles and working their way up the pantlegs. Washing with rubbing alcohol stops the progression, but it takes days for them to resolve.
When the yard is your only escape from the house for a few months, reclaiming it matters.
Then, since I was venturing out, topping up the salad, meat, and tonic water maximized the return on risk.
I used a surgical mask (turns out we had a box of these for dog grooming day) saving my few N95 masks for when things get really bad. Shop glasses & latex gloves completed the set. After getting home, I realized that with a week or two between outings, and multiple cars, each car can be parked long enough to neutralize any virus. So the mask was left on the dash where sun can bake it. Glasses, keys, credit card all alcohol wiped. Gloves inverted and disposed, then hands scrubbed.
At Smart & Final, they were mostly fully restocked, but a lot more #10 (big restaurant size) cans. A few too many people, but some social distancing. About 10% to 20% with some kind of mask. Maybe 5% to 10% with gloves. I was the only one with it all. At first a bit self conscious, but gradually felt really comfortable.
At Home Depot, almost nobody in gear. Maybe one in 20. Clearly the folks doing yard, garden, and home projects less concerned… IMHO, way too many people out who were not doing emergency things. But whatever.
A clear divide between “I must get supplies” but don’t want the exposure, and the folks doing “screw it, lets do some shopping and projects”.
Once home, plastic salad bags wiped with alcohol. Salami paper removed and repackaged. Chicken parts repackaged (and some for dinner :-) then hands and all washed again.
I did forget to do the “strip & wash” of clothes. OTOH, nobody was coughing, I didn’t lean on anything and moved fast, so likely OK. Frankly, were it not for the bug bites, I’d have likely not gone out. But pain has direction…
Overall, not too bad. I’d not want to risk it more than every other week, or month, though.