I think Italy may have also run into a critical mass of infections, and a lack of quarantine locations for the infected outside of the home. The result was that household members become infected because self-quarantining at home without infecting other residents is risky. It’s very hard to think of leaving your loved ones in that situation to go to some hotel or quarantine location even if it IS available to you. Here in central Vermont, we have 30 tested cases in Rutland County, so I’m guessing around 400-600 actual cases in a population of around 60k. That estimate is based a multiple of 16-20 for tested cases based on our rather limited testing regime, when compared to sample populations that had exhaustive testing done. I still plan on doing a ride today for exercise and well being, and will pack a lunch and thermos as has become my practice. I will also walk down to the creek later to check out fishing spots, or take a hike.