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Post by Constantine on Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:47 am

In my city we are basically on lock-down now.   
Schools have been shut down and teachers are being trained on remote learning.   

Restaurants, coffee shops and bars can only do take-out or delivery, if they are even open.

Supermarket store shelves for many items are bare because people are hoarding supplies (the latest hoarding frenzy is frozen food).   

Other important institutions (like the Social Security office) are closing for the next 4 weeks at least.  
Post Office and UPS say they will stay open.   However, movie theaters, libraries, etc. are shut down.

ER's are screening everyone before letting them in, only important cases are allowed in.  Our mayor is threatening to "take over" the entire hospital system, one of several power grabs that certain politicians are pushing for.

All large malls will be closing down by Saturday.

They say we might even be "ordered" to stay in our homes!   It all seems like overkill to me.

I could go on, but what is everyone else experiencing?


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Post by Markus1987 on Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:22 pm

Constantine wrote:In my city we are basically on lock-down now.   
Schools have been shut down and teachers are being trained on remote learning.  
We're gonna have kinda same situation here in Finland, as all the schools are gonna shut down tomorrow. For what I know, all the museums, libraries, sport places and movie theaters are also gonna shut down. Don't know about the restaurants and malls yet, but moving with big gangs is not allowed. Food markets and pharmacies are open.

Constantine wrote:Supermarket store shelves for many items are bare because people are hoarding supplies (the latest hoarding frenzy is frozen food).  

Pretty much the same here. Tried to find some toilet paper in Saturday. It was tough, but I found some.


I don't understand all the mass hysteria that's going on right now. Though the situation is tough, it's not the end. No matter what happens, I try to stay positive Smile
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Post by Constantine on Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:38 pm

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Pretty much the same here. Tried to find some toilet paper in Saturday. It was tough, but I found some.
I just found some bamboo toilet paper online at Vitacost!   Like 15 minutes ago.  
I don't totally understand the hoarding of all TP but bamboo paper directly comes from China so that supply chain might be threatened and that's what I normally use.

Was able to go to McDonald's this morning but only for take-out.  All tables are roped off.  
There were hardly any people in there, which was unusual for that time of the morning.
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Post by MikeInFla on Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:43 pm

All schools (in my county and maybe even statewide) closed until March 29 at least. Universities statewide also closed and doing online courses. Many food places are carry out only. I did stock up on a couple of weeks of food over the weekend but the freezer will only hold so much so no need to go crazy about it. 

I am still working at least for now and like many others I NEED to work. 

Governor just announced all bars and clubs will be closed for 30 days.
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Post by Progton on Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:34 pm

The same here in The Netherlands, i live in the city Kampen.
Schools are closed Until the 6th of April at this moment, and all of the Restaurants are closed, and sportclubs and libary’s etc also.
Only the Takeaways are open, most of the other shops for clothes etc are also getting closed. The IKEA for example just said that all of the shops are getting closed for now until 6th of April

Hoarding is everywhere in the world it seems, so sad to see. 

For now i can go to work but my guess its not for long because the infections are grown rapidly. Many companies  are looking for options to work at home etc.

It’s pretty bad
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Post by Black Rider on Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:02 pm

Pretty much what you all have described. So far still working but if we get closed I'm going to be real nervous, we make the bags for half the food in the country and if we can't, food won't ship.
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Post by Staybrite on Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:31 pm

All schools closed through April.
Restaraunts only open for carry out and delivery.
They don't want anymore than 10 people in a business at a time.
Most people encouraged to work from home.  Many small public business are closing for the next 3-4 weeks (except groceries and pharmacies).  Govener talking about a curfew.  We are expecting them to tell us not to leave our homes (much like Italy) pretty much any day now.
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Post by Black Rider on Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:05 pm

Staybrite, it'll happen.
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Post by Constantine on Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm

They're saying the same here now - that we will be getting a "shelter in place" order within 48 hours.  

Of course our Mayor is obsessed with becoming like San Francisco, so I'm not surprised by this...just frustrated.
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Post by WildWorld on Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:59 pm

Our church just cancelled Mass until further notice.

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Post by MikeInFla on Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:16 pm

Schools here just announced they are closed until April 15. Beaches are open. But no more than groups of 10. 

I went to Winn Dixie today and they had plenty of goods but no paper products and milk and bread were pretty bare. 

I continue to work but they closed our cafeteria and they don't want more than 10 in control rooms or break rooms. If there is a curfew I'll probably ignore it to go to work as we operate 24/7.
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Post by eatbugs on Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:21 am

In Michigan it's similar to all of you.

I went to the grocery store today and got what I needed.  They had everything but toilet paper.  School is off until April 6 (subject to change) but my kids' teachers are doing Google classroom or similar.  Restaurants are carry out and drive through only and it was obvious the van in front of me at Burger King today hadn't used a drive through in years.

Me personally, I'm working and expect to keep working.  My music spending may actually go up since other expenses are going down right now.

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Post by Erasmus on Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:54 am

eatbugs wrote:Me personally, I'm working and expect to keep working.  My music spending may actually go up since other expenses are going down right now.
Did an amazon order last night and my wife asked why I was spending money. I asked her what else I was going to do as everything has been cancelled.

Just found out my Church has stopped public meetings. Still going to work but most people are working from home. I live in a noisy neighbourhood so not sure how I would go working at home if I am forced to. Kids at this time are still going to school. Rather than keeping them at home I would rather they kept them at school for a month.  Very Happy
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Post by Andreas89 on Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:40 am

I'm unemployed and my wife is pregnant at the moment, so we would all be at home anyway. But we have to go to the city center sometimes by bus, and the front entrance of each bus is blocked off. There are also way less people on the street than usual; only the supermarket can be really busy. Luckily we plan ahead with our grocery shopping anyway, so we had enough toilet paper before this whole madness started Laughing 
But well, it's kind of waiting out the expected incubation period, and by then we'll know in how much trouble the hospitals are gonna be.

A friend of mine from the Netherlands was planning on coming here, but we're gonna postpone it. Not that we expect health problems for ourselves, it's just that we don't want to risk infecting the less healthy and/or elder.
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Post by BaleMaster on Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:48 am

I live in the Midwest, where frenzied toilet paper-hoarding psychos run rampant, also wiping out everything they can from the store shelves.  It's especially nerve-wracking since I work for Walmart.  I'm unsure whether my church is still open, since the pastor refuses to use Facebook to provide updates. I still plan on eating out at Denny's this morning...I refuse to allow fear to dictate my steps.

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Post by Andreas89 on Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:50 am

Ah yes, the church gatherings! Well, in my state gatherings of 50 people or more are advised against, which means that almost all church services can go on. Just not our church.
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Post by MikeInFla on Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:27 am

Amazon now stopping shipment of music (vinyl and CD's). 

Although probably no one will begrudge Amazon prioritizing essential goods and services during a pandemic, the company’s decision to put a temporary halt to incoming shipments of physical media is subjecting record labels — particularly independent imprints that do a good deal of business in vinyl and CDs — to yet another blow.
Amazon has announced that its warehouses has “temporarily disabled shipment creation” for discretionary items through at least April 5. That doesn’t have to do with the outflow of product from Amazon, but inflow. Amazon is declaring an immediate emphasis on the kind of household and medical supplies that have been quick to sell out, and which customers are having a hard time finding in person. Their message to record labels and distributors: Please stop sending us anything, until further notice.
That doesn’t mean that products already sitting in Amazon warehouses won’t still be up for sale to consumers. But replenishing stock, or stocking new music releases, is something that will have to wait for weeks — or, some fear, months.

“Considering Amazon is the biggest record retailer in the world, I have to imagine that all record labels will take a hit,” says Cheryl Pawelski, the Grammy-winning co-founder of Omnivore Records, adding that with “brick and mortar retail under duress at this time as well, I can’t say that the outlook is good.”
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Post by Constantine on Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:51 am

I knew Amazon was hiring 100,000 new warehouse workers to get urgent shipments out, but had no idea they were stopping shipments of certain items.  I wonder what else they're going to stop shipping, as I have numerous items I buy every month for my normal needed supplies.  I better check that out.
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Post by ThomasEversole on Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:35 am

Some local drama in my state.  A restaurant in the next town from me, part of a small franchise, had a response to the governor closing bars (completely) and restaurants (except for drive thru and take out) for 2 weeks.

They hung out a banner in front of the building telling the governor "screw you" and were going to stay open anyway.

They were disenfranchised over that stunt.  The brand found this restaurant's actions "juvenile".  The restaurant owner (a woman in her 50s) ranted to the news that she has 20 employees, and they would be in economic distress without a paycheck for two weeks and that the governor is a *multiple expletives*

Not sure what's going to happen with that business?  My wife and I have eaten there a half dozen times in the last year.  Shame to not have that good food anymore.  My wife asked a great rhetorical question yesterday about this - "why didn't they just gear up for takeout and drive thru like every other restaurant and still be technicially open, instead of full defiance to stay with "dine-in"?"

A bar elsewhere in my state, stated they are staying open no matter what.  If they get put in jail because of this, they said as soon as they made bail, they'd open the bar back up for business.

Apparently a handful of "government officials" came into this bar, and said if he didn't close for 2 weeks because of the state ordinance, his food, liquor and gaming licences would be permanently revoked.  

He conceded, and closed.
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Post by WildWorld on Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:29 pm

Some churches are doing online services via streaming. Sadly, our church has many older parishioners who may not know how that would work (if they even have computers), and being a Catholic church (no debates please), there's no way to distribute the Eucharist anyway.

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Post by arttieTHE1manparty on Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:09 pm

I'm a public school teacher, and our school has been shut down since Monday (technically last Friday, since it was closed for break).  Today was the first time teachers were allowed back into the buildings.  We each had 30 minutes to go to our classrooms and get anything we might need to carry out alternative, on-line teaching.  Weird walking around an empty school that usually has 1200 students 9-12 in it.  Most restaurants here in my central-Nebraska area are down to just delivery or carry out.  There has only been 1 confirmed case in our entire health district (numerous counties) and it was a travel case (from a cruise).  No confirmed person-to-person local contact cases yet.  I'm truly hopeful that the worst is behind us, especially in rural areas.  I wouldn't be surprised to see schools reopen in mid-to-late-April.


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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:25 pm

My school system is in week three of closure.  The first week was due to tornadoes that struck our area.  We had two schools destroyed.  Last week was our spring break.  The virus shutdown began this week.

As the pastor of my church, we closed until further notice.  I had to deal with angry members after we announced the closure.
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Post by WildWorld on Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:49 pm

MikeInFla wrote:Amazon now stopping shipment of music (vinyl and CD's). 

Although probably no one will begrudge Amazon prioritizing essential goods and services during a pandemic, the company’s decision to put a temporary halt to incoming shipments of physical media is subjecting record labels — particularly independent imprints that do a good deal of business in vinyl and CDs — to yet another blow.
Amazon has announced that its warehouses has “temporarily disabled shipment creation” for discretionary items through at least April 5. That doesn’t have to do with the outflow of product from Amazon, but inflow. Amazon is declaring an immediate emphasis on the kind of household and medical supplies that have been quick to sell out, and which customers are having a hard time finding in person. Their message to record labels and distributors: Please stop sending us anything, until further notice.
That doesn’t mean that products already sitting in Amazon warehouses won’t still be up for sale to consumers. But replenishing stock, or stocking new music releases, is something that will have to wait for weeks — or, some fear, months.

“Considering Amazon is the biggest record retailer in the world, I have to imagine that all record labels will take a hit,” says Cheryl Pawelski, the Grammy-winning co-founder of Omnivore Records, adding that with “brick and mortar retail under duress at this time as well, I can’t say that the outlook is good.”
Does this apply to their MP3 store as well?

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Post by Constantine on Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:12 pm

WildWorld wrote:
Does this apply to their MP3 store as well?
I don't see why it would.  I read a few articles about it and Amazon is just concerned about warehouse space for physical product.
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Post by Black Rider on Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:52 pm

Is it worth destroying everyone's lives for this? S. Korea seems to be on the other side and they didn't destroy the economy. https://www.aier.org/article/south-korea-preseved-open-infection-rates-are-falling/?fbclid=IwAR0dMA78wCDB6IMzrUKvHKkfbxham93tAh2k31uSIOfJJxI2G2gKdzej5JI
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Post by Snert I on Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 pm

It's the same situation here in my region of Germany as in most of yours. Almost everything is closed except essential stores, banks, post offices, garages, gas stations...
All Schools and universities are closed, all planned gatherings forbidden (including church services). If possible, people have to work at home.
Me and my wife still go to work since we work in essential branches (judiciary and geriatric care). In our old peoples home we have problems to get respiratory protection for our nurses, thanks to hording.
We now have to close our day care and I have to find a solution for the nurses (probably short-time work) - no income means no money for salary Neutral
Main aim is now: Keep that virus out of the nursing home.

One big problem is: There are not enough test kits to test all suspicious people that have symptoms of a cold, or at least workers in the medical and caring branches with those symptoms.

And the biggest problem is: People spreading that virus long before they have the first symptoms.
By forbidding gatherings the governments try to prevent those seemingly healthy, but still infected people (could also be me) from spreading the virus without notice. And they try to flatten the curve of new infections since Italy's main problem is that there are too many critically ill people at the same time.

Looking at the rising infection rates I think the sanctions are necessary, though I admit, I was skeptic at first...

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Post by Constantine on Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:15 pm

Guys, something new to chew on:  Be careful of people acting like jerks during all this.  I just had some young girl walk by me and deliberately sneeze in my face - presumably to rattle me - then she laughed her fool head off as she walked away quickly.

I was stunned for a few seconds, then really angry.  I just glared at her but what I should have done was run after her, take her picture and say "I'm sending this to the police, the FBI, and the CDC." 

That's what I will do next time.  There's a lot of crazy people out there, so be careful.

Gonna wash myself off in a minute...
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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:43 pm

Constantine wrote:Guys, something new to chew on:  Be careful of people acting like jerks during all this.  I just had some young girl walk by me and deliberately sneeze in my face - presumably to rattle me - then she laughed her fool head off as she walked away quickly.

I was stunned for a few seconds, then really angry.  I just glared at her but what I should have done was run after her, take her picture and say "I'm sending this to the police, the FBI, and the CDC." 

That's what I will do next time.  There's a lot of crazy people out there, so be careful.

Gonna wash myself off in a minute...


I live in an area that still has a lot of good ol' boys and rednecks.  Doing something like that could get you quickly beaten up even by respectable folks.  You go into major cities and do that to the wrong person, and you may have someone bust a cap in your @$$.  Whether the scare is as bad as they say or not, blatantly messing with people in a way that could be deadly could be seen as an act of attempted murder, and self-defense with lethal force may be overlooked in states with open carry or even concealed carry laws.
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Post by BaleMaster on Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:12 am

I live in the heart of these here Ozarks, and agree with Alldat 1000%.  Thankfully, as far as I know, there hasn't been a riot or fisticuffs or a donneybrook at the workplace yet.

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Post by BaleMaster on Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:13 am

Constantine wrote:Guys, something new to chew on:  Be careful of people acting like jerks during all this.  I just had some young girl walk by me and deliberately sneeze in my face - presumably to rattle me - then she laughed her fool head off as she walked away quickly.

I was stunned for a few seconds, then really angry.  I just glared at her but what I should have done was run after her, take her picture and say "I'm sending this to the police, the FBI, and the CDC." 

That's what I will do next time.  There's a lot of crazy people out there, so be careful.

Gonna wash myself off in a minute...
In this specific climate, that act of wanton millennial foolishness could be described as assault.   Mad

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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:34 am

How does COVID-19 stack up against other pandemics?



https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/how-fast-is-covid-19-spreading-vs-other-infectious-outbreaks.html


One thing I found interesting in this is that several of these outbreaks originated in China.  We definitely need to make the phrase "Made In China" a thing of the past.  LOL
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Post by Warzawa on Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:29 am

I've been through Alldat's town years ago what he says is true bout the good ole boys and stuff Very Happy

Seriously though....

I live in Mass a mile or two from the CT Stateline so been trying to keep myself up to date on both states cuz i work in CT.  So in Mass.  Bars, Restaurants closed (take out and delivery only), daycares closed (as of yesterday), schools closed, hours changed for stores.  Now theres talk not sure how much weight it has or how true but theyre talking Curfews and Travel Bans.   Wife also works in CT and her work is closed for at least 2 weeks.

My work is on the essential businesses list so would take alot to shut me down they have me work from home i think first. Which is fine by me...

One day at a time here for me...
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Post by Constantine on Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:58 am

alldatndensum wrote:
One thing I found interesting in this is that several of these outbreaks originated in China.  We definitely need to make the phrase "Made In China" a thing of the past.  LOL
Agreed.   This should be a wake-up call for us to decouple our supply chain from relying so heavily on China.  
Their Government has proven to be very untrustworthy and even malicious throughout this ordeal that they should be taking  responsibility for.

As for my assault from last night, I will walk over to the police station later and report it.  I wish there was a way for me to warn more people about this type of thing but I do not use FB or Twitter and the local news doesn't care about older white guys.
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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm

Constantine wrote:
alldatndensum wrote:
One thing I found interesting in this is that several of these outbreaks originated in China.  We definitely need to make the phrase "Made In China" a thing of the past.  LOL
Agreed.   This should be a wake-up call for us to decouple our supply chain from relying so heavily on China.  
Their Government has proven to be very untrustworthy and even malicious throughout this ordeal that they should be taking  responsibility for.

As for my assault from last night, I will walk over to the police station later and report it.  I wish there was a way for me to warn more people about this type of thing but I do not use FB or Twitter and the local news doesn't care about older white guys.


Video yourself telling your story and ask a friend to post it to you. Send it to your local news stations anyway. The news may not care, but they are looking for stories right now.  Something like this could definitely spark some discussion about how to treat our fellow man right now.  What you went through was not it.  Your story needs to be heard so that others can protect themselves both from jokesters like this, and people who would pull this level of prank need to know that our nation is on a powder keg of nerves and stress at a level where they could easily get hurt or killed for their insensitivity.
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Post by MikeInFla on Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:07 am

Locally, not much has changed. We have had one person test positive and it was a tourist. Beaches are closed until Friday. I can't believe they only closed it for 7 days and the mayor of PCB was against it (he owns several businesses on the water so all he cares about is his money). 

We spent the weekend in the backyard and I fired up the smoker on Saturday and Sunday. Our church streamed services live but I didn't get to see it. I did take a look at my childhood church as they were streaming too. It was like seeing some old friends for the first time in 20 years. The same pastor and the same music director from when I grew up.

No idea how the stores are, I didn't go to any. Found some toilet paper online at Walmart and ordered our cat food online as well.
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Post by Constantine on Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:28 am

Things continue to get very challenging here.  In fact, I am surprised at how bad they are getting.

We now have a stay-in-place order as of last night.  That technically means no going outside except for grocery shopping and pharmacy needs.  They did this largely because people are being idiots and still doing things like having parties and playing basketball outside.

Meanwhile, stores and other concerns are closing so there are fewer places to go.   Restaurants that were doing take-out and delivery are also shutting down due to concerns for their workers and because they are not making enough money to justify staying open.

Store shelves are bare for most-needed items at the same time that they are disappearing online.

People aren't particularly neighborly or friendly either.  There are in their own little world.  This is not like 9/11.

I am starting to get very concerned as my food choices become very narrow and life becomes more restrictive.  
Sure, I have plenty to do at home, but I also have other needs like to see a dentist and other personal business that I cannot attend to right now.

I can't help but wonder why we didn't go through any of this with H1N1, Ebola, SARS, etc.  
I know there's a health crisis here but feel like this pandemic is really overblown and that it is driven more by panic and politics than real danger.  Maybe I'm just too cynical but this seems like mega-overkill when you compare the infection and death rates to past pandemics. The economy shutting down is creating a financial disaster that will decimate many small businesses and harm many families.


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Post by Warzawa on Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:37 am

CT Stay in place takes effect 8pm tonight , Mass has no such order yet but I work in Ct and for an essential business so it really changes nothing for me.

One of my wife's jobs is allowing people to come back to work still not open to public but with no child care and her being very sick (see my prayer request) its not an option.

My brother who lives in OK might be infected. So for me its really hitting close to the mark.

I just hope i can get the ok to work from home cuz next week if wifes other job reopens we'll be in serious trouble as we have no daycare with the places being closed
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Post by eatbugs on Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:13 pm

MI just went to a stay-in-place starting at midnight tonight.  My wife got 8 tiny rolls of TP at the grocery store today.  This will last our family about 5-6 days.  She said the store seemed well-stocked otherwise.

I still have a job, but I know plenty who are out of work for 3 weeks.

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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:38 pm

I think we need to be following the S. Korean model of dealing with this.  They isolated the people most at risk and those showing symptoms.  Everyone was made to stop for random temperature checks and made to wear some sort of mask.  How did that work?  Only 100 cases and they flamed up and out in two weeks.  We can make it easily with two weeks off.  But, if they keep this going for months and months, we will not regain our financial strength and our freedoms we gave up will not come back.
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Post by Black Rider on Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm

Totally agree with you Chris.
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Post by ThomasEversole on Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:57 am

alldatndensum wrote:I think we need to be following the S. Korean model of dealing with this.  They isolated the people most at risk and those showing symptoms.  Everyone was made to stop for random temperature checks and made to wear some sort of mask.

Part of my job is placing service calls for equipment repair. Whenever I ask for the hours of access to the machine, every hospital, senior center, manor, treatment facility that calls me to place a work order, tells me the technician will have to have his temperature checked, as well as "have an interview". (health questionnaire of some kind)

...before they will be allowed entry to said area.

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Post by Warzawa on Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:07 am

At my work I have to get temperature scanned before i can even clock in.  Visitors have to fill out a health disclosure form but even now visitors are now only approved by the GM havent seen many here lately

sanitize my area 3 times a day too its crazy but i get it, its necessary but jsut like that the world's changed yet again
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Post by Andreas89 on Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 am

We're in a big lockdown now. Several rules are applicable locally:
-not going outside except for necessary visits; meaning doctor visits, gorcery shopping etc.
-not more than two people together from a different household; distance should be at least 5 ft
-walking the dogs and just a recreational walk are allowed though
-for hospitals: only women who give birth are allowed in the delivery room, fathers are allowed to visit the hospital one hour per day.

Especially that last one is a big nuisance for us, since my wife is pregnant and our baby daughter is due next month. Hopefully the restrictions are somewhat lifted by then.

Anyway, these measures have kept the level of cases and deaths relatively low in our state; only one so far. Plus, and I'm not meaning to be edgy here, but the people here are historically pretty used to following orders. The relation between the big government and the people is fairly good here.
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Post by alldatndensum on Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 pm

TN governor Bill Lee ordered our schools closed until April 24.  Looks like I have another month of this crap.
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Post by Constantine on Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:58 pm

We're apparently one of the worst hit states, and our Governor surely believes he hit the jackpot with all the face time he's getting in the media (he has Presidential aspirations, lol).

I can't imagine how this lock down can continue as-is for more than a few weeks. People are going batty and 90% of the stores and restaurants in my neighborhood are closed.  I hope they find a way to contain / cure this asap.
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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 pm

The President is sending notices to all the governors that they will be putting together guidelines for harder hit areas and allow lesser hit areas to resume standard work schedules.  I think he is making the right call on that.

In the mean time, I ordered a portable FM transmitter so we can go back to having church if we stay shut down for a while.   This way, people could come to the church and listen to the sermon from the safety of their cars.
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Post by New Creation Today at 2:55 pm

Yep, shut down for the most part up here in Michigan. Local restaurants are taking it very hard, I reckon many will not survive if this continues. I'm glad to keep my job as I work for a major corporation at home. My son-in-law works for the same company, so he's alright too.

My son is well, he was a cook at the restaurant before all this began so he kept his job cooking take out orders. However, his hours have been cut so he got a job at a local grocery story to supplement, so he and his wife are doing fine also.
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Post by MikeInFla Today at 5:39 pm

Good to see you again, New Creation. Welcome back and glad you are safe.
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