My story why I don't think Americans are taking this serious yet. I've already shared about my SIL thinking mosquitos kill more people than does annually (no concept of that won't be the case in a week).
My GF and I were supposed to go to D.C. yesterday (live in Columbus, OH) for a Wings vs Caps game, and then other things planned for the weekend. Wednesday night the NBA started the dominos. So I followed all the news reports, and clearly saw the NHL was going to suspend the season, and most likely our other event would be cancelled as well. I made the decision around midnight Wednesday to cancel the trip. I was called selfish for cancelling it. Tried to tell her there would be many many more trips in our future, we don't need to be heros right now. Didn't matter. I was wrong and selfish, plus, the games weren't cancelled yet, so I suck!
Next day, NHL suspended, other event suspended. I was still wrong in her view. Now, she asked me to go downtown on st Patrick's day to party since we couldn't do our planned D.C. trip. If anyone has been downtown Columbus for St Patrick's day, it's SLAMMED. Explained to her that we can just go get drunk in 3 weeks when this has been figured out, why do we need to risk it (for us, want to stress, for us) for a made up holiday? Again, I'm wrong and selfish. So yeah, outside of our FBG bubble, I don't think people care yet.
TL:DR - sleep with her sister? Sleep with her mom? Hide hand sanitizer? Hide TP?
Stay safe everyone.