With COVID-19 cases surging in the U.S., Canadians living south of the border are hunkering down and find themselves thinking a bit more about home these days.
Some who spoke with The Canadian Press from the hardest-hit areas said they were surprised by the speed at which their respective states reopened, while others said the situation was overblown.
All are trying to maintain physical distancing and wear masks when they do go out.
"All we can do is the best we can to stay as safe as possible, but it's definitely nerve-wracking," said Houston resident and Toronto native Grace Gonzalez.
Texas surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations last week as the second-biggest state scaled back its aggressive opening strategy, ordering bars closed indefinitely and restaurants to reduce capacity.