We know many of you are struggling. Use this space to tell us what you and your family are personally facing. This can help us catch details that our survey couldn't. It also doesn't hurt to get it out of your system!
If there's something more specific you want to address, feel free to start your own topic here on the forum about it for more focused discussion! This is a place for everyone to share info and resources, to commiserate, to ask questions, and anything else you might need as you deal with the Covid-19 crisis. We want to create a community of support, so please also mind your manners and let's take responsibility for minimizing conflict and ugly behavior. Please no personal attacks - if you have a concern about what someone is saying, please frame it in terms of the issue itself and not attack the person saying it.
I can start - I'm a salon owner, so I've had to basically let both my girls go who are booth renters. I have other sources of income, so I'm okay financially, but I know they aren't, so I'm not charging them rent. I also have asthma, which puts me in the high risk group, so I honestly have no idea when I'll be able to go back to work. I am actually considering some other career options as back ups in case the industry really takes a hit.