It's weird - I know we're at the epicenter of the outbreak in the US, but it stopped feeling like it about a month ago. Why? It just doesn't seem that bad here. Many people in my area left the City in March for their vacation homes, so it's kind of cleared out. I suspect that younger people in remote working situations who also have roommates moved back in with their parents (anywhere around the US) rather than continue to live in the epicenter depending on their roommates to conduct themselves responsibly. The people who are left are doing a good job staying at home. Almost no "essential workers" live in my neighborhood, so hardly anybody here is exposing themselves. My building, which has over 400 people living in it, has had only 4 cases of infection. Not 4 apartments but 4 total cases (2 apartments), and that was a month ago. Add to this that I am easy walking distance from several grocery stores (2 open 24 hours) and no problems getting any item of food or even toilet paper for the last month... I feel like this is a pretty good place to be.
Check out this map:
Look at Manhattan (lower than Harlem) compared with the rest of NYC. You're talking about entire zip codes with just 2 or 3 dozen cases. My zip code (which you can see on in Manhattan as the light strip on the Upper East side between two of the slightly darker ones) is in the lightest number of cases in the city. The zip codes with much higher numbers of cases are actually much less dense of population than most of Manhattan. Why? Because fewer of those people can work from home. In NYC, anyway, the most important factor as far as you get the virus or not is being a white collar employee vs blue collar worker or a small business owner.
I consider myself an introvert at heart (in the sense that although I enjoy socializing and "being out" I don't need to and enjoy my alone time quite a bit) so I'm actually not that bothered by this yet. I'm glad we moved when we did and have a bigger place to be sheltering in that is pretty comfortable.
As for my work - no I wasn't working from home before the 2nd week in March. But I work in midtown, so the commute wasn't bad. And now it looks like we're going to be working from home for multiple months to go, and I'm fine with that. I get to play music on the main system all day if I want. Good times.