Everyone wants to be cautious when it comes to avoiding the coronavirus and we're all doing what we can to practice social distancing.
The simple fact of the matter is that many local businesses simply can't survive without our support so it comes down to each and every one of us doing a risk assessment before we leave the house.
We know what we need to do, and now more that ever, we need to do it.
You can't help but feel however for the business operators who rely on our continued support to keep working and pay their staff, mortgage and feed their families.
There's been more and more scrutiny on visitors to Orange and where they've come from and where they've been.
While once it was only visitors from Victoria who were of concern now that many places in Sydney have been identified as hot spots it's becoming increasingly difficult not to become insular.
While caution is good, and in fact life saving, life must go on.
A heightened sense of fear has an ability to impact our mental health which is just as important as our physical health.