Staying “connected” and looking for proper information is crucial now. Best idea is to get out from there of course, but since we are having our lives, families, business and all else, sometimes it is not so easy.
What I suggest here is to make some kind of border line, of strict rules when you going to bug out. For example OK, I will bug out when they start to use too much violence” or “when civil rights are revoked” or something similar.
Since every situation is specific it can be different from scenario to scenario.
Point is not to be “paralyzed” by watching the news and following info in order to see there full scale collapse and then to decide to go. Nobody gonna announce that, and you are gonna be late if you wait for that.