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#332389 - 03/15/20 11:55 AM Corona Virus
CorvetteElaine Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 01/17/00
Posts: 2262
Loc: Ohio
Surprised no one has posted about this situation.

How are things in your area?

The usual items are out of stock here. Lowes is running out of small freezers. Schools may not reopen.

We'll stay home!

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#332390 - 03/15/20 12:08 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
All Schools are closed in Florida.
Theme parks are all closed. In my area the library and all city events are closed.
Some Restaurants are Only using the drive thru.
Some Restaurants are giving free delivery of your food right to your door.
Grocery stores are reducing their hours that they will be open. Giving them time to restock.
And the liquor store was packed.

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#332391 - 03/15/20 12:10 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Loc: Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater beach was also very busy yesterday. I guess there is nothing to do except go to the beach.

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#332392 - 03/15/20 12:41 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-coordinator
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: WI
I believe it has been overplayed by the national media. More people will die of the flu than this. More people are killed in car accidents than this. All this has led to hoarding in the stores.

Read about that guy who went around the country and bought over 17 thousand bottles of purell. Maybe the people in that area needed it and can't afford to pay $120 a bottle. I went to Wal-Mart twice this week, no toilet paper, towling, bleach, hand sanitizer,etc. I didn't need any but it is ridiculous. There was an older couple in there and just wanted their regular 4 pack on their shopping trip.

The schools here are open until Wednesday and then closed for two weeks. While they are still in school, they cancelled the state basketball games. Dumb. They just had to let the kids play their once in a lifetime game.

I don't think it is going to hit hard here for a couple more weeks. Every one should just stay home if they can and then you won't be exposed.

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#332394 - 03/15/20 12:45 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JimmyJoBob Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 379
Loc: WV
WV does not have a confirmed case of as of this minute, but I assume it's just a matter of time. I had to cancel our club's April meeting yesterday, as the local Library is restricting use of it's meeting space for the time being. I understand though. Our safety is of utmost importance.
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#332395 - 03/15/20 03:23 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
carstairs38 Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 3318
Loc: Southern California
I work at Princess Cruises. You might have heard about my company in the news in relation to all of this.

Yeah, work has been crazy this last month, and with the announcement Thursday that we are suspending cruising operations for the next 60 days, it's going to stay that way for the next few weeks. Even more interesting, they are going to send us all home starting this week, so we won't be able to meet to discuss the ways to account for this. We don't have usual procedures for something like this since we've never done anything like this before.

Meanwhile, I was supposed to be at a mystery convention in San Diego this weekend. It started Thursday, and Thursday late afternoon, the county made all gatherings of 250 or more illegal, so we were shut down. The hotel was great about letting me out of my reservation early, so I came home and went to work on Friday. I figured I should get as big a jump on things as I could since it's going to be crazy.

My ultimate Frisbee league has been postponed for now, maybe cancelled all together.

We will see what happens with my mud runs, although they are scheduled for May and June, so hopefully they will still go on.
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#332396 - 03/15/20 06:33 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
88eggs Offline
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 2594
Loc: Illinois
Some decisions have been absolutely crazy.

One area school district is canceling classes by order of the state, but they said some parents have no backup for child care, so they are going to open rooms for students to gather and do homework and have school meals. Now, just what does that accomplish?

My polling place for Tuesday's election has been changed. It was in a nursing home that is not allowing visitors. Now, it will be in a church across the street.

Ted

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#332397 - 03/15/20 07:00 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
Well there are two things here-medical reality and public perception, with the later far outweighing the former.
Schools closed here, movie theaters were also ordered closed, supermarkets look like the end of the world is coming. At work on Friday it was only myself and owner (normally there are only 6 of us everyone else was too worried to come in.
The most surprising thing to me was my church was closed by order of the town. This was a first. Even if there was a snow or ice storm the ministers in the past have always said the church will be open and I'll be here in case anyone shows up (the parsonage is right next store to the church so the minster doesn't have a commute).

I even heard two people on call-in radio shows say, "Don't listen to the doctors in the media. They don't know what they are talking about."

After posting the above I came across this few minutes later: https://bit.ly/2vouVQh


Edited by Qui-gon Grin (03/15/20 07:16 PM)
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#332398 - 03/15/20 09:53 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
SO much for the beaches in Florida. Now they want to close all the beach bars and restaurants to keep the spring break crowd and 21+ years old people from getting together.

They are talking about CLOSING the beaches.

YET we will still have the Florida VOTING on Tuesday. It's NUTS. The largest casino in Florida is still open. I guess because it is on Indian land they can't force them to close.

I heard that in Las Vegas they closed all the buffets to stop the spread of germs.

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#332399 - 03/15/20 09:58 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
I NEVER figured I would see something like this in my life time.

We are all LIVING HISTORY.

People will be studying this for many years to come. Classes will be taught in schools.

Books will be written detailing what went wrong, and what went right.

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#332400 - 03/15/20 10:13 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: WI
I agree Susan. One thing the CDC has as a learning tool is the Spanish Flu of 1918. The virus is not similar but the spread of it is.

Just heard on the news the YMCA is closing. The public busing is being stopped. Even the Salvation Army is closing.


Edited by beaglebabes (03/15/20 10:20 PM)

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#332402 - 03/16/20 09:46 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: beaglebabes]
DeniseC Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 1058
Loc: Sequim, Washington
Washington State is on lock down. The governor has ordered all schools (public and private), churches, restaurants, bars and recreation facilities be closed. This is scary.

DeniseC

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#332403 - 03/16/20 10:41 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
The state of New York, because they have taken so many virus tests is now the number ONE hot spot in the US.

Washington is second.

I believe Florida is 5th and it is insane the plans they are coming up with.


Edited by susan in florida (03/16/20 07:41 PM)

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#332404 - 03/16/20 12:08 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Heidi Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 333
Loc: SC
South Carolina closed for 2 weeks beginning today.

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#332405 - 03/16/20 12:23 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
This just came in from the Governor of New Jersey office:
Gov. Murphy will be issuing an executive order at 2 p.m. today mandating the closure of the following businesses starting at 8 p.m. tonight:

Restaurants (can still offer take-out or delivery, no dining-in)
Bars
Gyms and all fitness centers
Movie theaters
Racetracks
Casinos (Hotel portion will remain open along with online gambling)
Schools

The following businesses will remain open:

Supermarkets
Gas stations
Medical offices
Pharmacies
Non-essential businesses (may remain open during the day, no more than 50 employees can be present, everyone must maintain a six-foot distance)


Additionally, non-essential travel should be avoided between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. until the curfew is lifted. Businesses will be encouraged to have employees work from home, if possible.
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#332410 - 03/17/20 07:47 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Designer Nan Offline
Elf

Registered: 10/08/18
Posts: 46
PA is totally locked down....malls,colleges, schools, non essential stores, churches are all closed. Restauants open only for take out. Our local school district is doing grab n go for students to have meals. Grocery store shelves are getting bare. Really a sad situation for our country. Pray hard everyone....

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#332412 - 03/17/20 06:21 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
The news is reporting that GUN Sales are UP as people are worried.

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#332413 - 03/17/20 09:11 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-coordinator
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: WI
Most people recover from this virus. Many don't even know they have it. Of those who have died, most have had underlying conditions.

Over 20,000 people in the US have died from the flu this year, so far.

So far I have emailed the President, our Governor and the national news.

So get outside and get fresh air and drink lots of water.



Edited by beaglebabes (03/24/20 09:54 PM)

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#332415 - 03/18/20 10:09 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
Well in county in which I live everything is to be shut down starting on Saturday, with the exception of healthcare facilities/providers (except dentists), gas stations, pharmacies, banks, grocery stores and law firms with ongoing trials. No more then 50 people will be allowed in these stores at a time.
Public parks will be open but people can not congregate in groups of more then four.
Then there was this in the proclamation, "If I don't do something now, more people are gonna die." To me this statement is just irresponsible. It promotes fear and panic, rather then prudent vigilance.


Edited by Qui-gon Grin (03/19/20 11:13 AM)
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#332421 - 03/18/20 03:36 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
tiggerfan Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 2762
Loc: Texas
And non-essential stores include our wonderful Hallmark stores. I just heard from my store that they got the word to shut down until April 1. They are part of the Trudy's chain in Texas. I really hope this doesn't impact premier as the stores depend on this revenue.

Angela

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#332424 - 03/18/20 04:40 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
steffinie Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 1013
Loc: Elkhart, Indiana
Hallmark Temporarily Closes Company-Owned Hallmark Gold Crown Stores Across U.S. and Canada:

Effective end of day of March 18th through April 1st.

Here is the link to the news:
Weblink to Hallmark Gold Crown CORPORATE Store closures

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Hallmark Temporarily Closes Headquarters Due to Employee's Potential Exposure to COVID-19:

Article posted on March 16th ... This affects the headquarters in Kansas City, MO.

Here is the direct link to the news:
Weblink to Hallmark Temporarily Closes Headquarters in Kansas City, MO


I hope everyone takes care at this time ...

Stephanie

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#332426 - 03/18/20 08:07 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater Beach is closing.

Other beaches in Florida have already closed.

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#332427 - 03/18/20 09:39 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: susan in florida]
Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS Offline
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Registered: 05/15/99
Posts: 8445
Loc: Shawnee, KS USA
Originally Posted By: susan in florida
Clearwater Beach is closing.

Other beaches in Florida have already closed.


My mom and I watched some of the national news on NBC tonight. They had a college student who is in Florida on spring break who said he didn't care if he got the coronavirus. He just wants to party.

Oh to be young and ignorant...

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#332428 - 03/18/20 10:44 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
carstairs38 Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 3318
Loc: Southern California
Finally got my computer home and set up to start teleworking.
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My Ornament Reviews Upd 5/4

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#332431 - 03/19/20 12:08 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS]
debbieg Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/11/99
Posts: 4297
Loc: Arlington,TX
Originally Posted By: Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS
Originally Posted By: susan in florida
Clearwater Beach is closing.

Other beaches in Florida have already closed.


My mom and I watched some of the national news on NBC tonight. They had a college student who is in Florida on spring break who said he didn't care if he got the coronavirus. He just wants to party.

Oh to be young and ignorant...


Too bad these kids don't consider how this affects their grandparents!

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#332432 - 03/19/20 06:29 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JimmyJoBob Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 379
Loc: WV
I started teleworking today. I will need to go to the office at least once a week until this subsides.
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https://www.facebook.com/capitalcollectors

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#332433 - 03/19/20 07:02 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
new for us. All the malls are closing.

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#332434 - 03/19/20 07:06 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: Qui-gon Grin]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
Originally Posted By: Qui-gon Grin
Well in county in which I live everything is to be shut down starting on Saturday, with the exception of healthcare facilities/providers (except dentists), gas stations, pharmacies, banks, grocery stores and law firms with ongoing trials. No more then 50 people will be allowed in these stores at a time.
Public parks will be open but people can not congregate in groups of more then four.
Then there was this in the proclamation, "If I don't do something now, more people are gonna die." To me this statement is just irresponsible. It promotes fear and panic, rather then prudent vigilance.

Well this is off. The governor has overruled the county executive. So some things will be open and construction, road work will continue.
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#332435 - 03/19/20 09:04 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
Whole state of California is "STAY AT HOME".

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#332436 - 03/20/20 07:35 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JerseyVike Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8347
Loc: Jersey Shore
So odd that there are no Masses at our church.
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#332452 - 03/20/20 07:07 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Emma Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 07/02/02
Posts: 1040
Loc: Northern Ca.
I heard on Inside Edition this evening that a family of 11 lost 4 members of their family and 3 others are critically ill. The family was at a gathering at a Catholic church in New Jersey. Church services were canceled.

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#332453 - 03/20/20 07:57 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
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#332455 - 03/20/20 08:48 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
The road to the Florida Keys will be closed.

All guests are being asked to leave the keys.

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#332456 - 03/20/20 09:08 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-coordinator
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: WI
So far CA, NY, IL are closing their state. How they can do that is beyond me. Semi's go all over the country. It will be interesting to see what happens everywhere. Today our governor ordered all the hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, etc. closed.

And the people hoarding things are not helping the situation. Someone tried to return toilet paper. Still no tp in the stores, bleach, and hand sanitizer. Luckily, I found some Dial refill's of liquid hand soap. And the beginning of every month I stock up on tp, toweling, kleenex and laundry detergent. So I lucked out in having everything.

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#332459 - 03/21/20 08:47 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: Emma]
JerseyVike Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8347
Loc: Jersey Shore
Originally Posted By: Emma
I heard on Inside Edition this evening that a family of 11 lost 4 members of their family and 3 others are critically ill. The family was at a gathering at a Catholic church in New Jersey. Church services were canceled.


Sad news, I live in the same Diocesan and all Masses, including the upcoming Easter Masses are cancelled.
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#332462 - 03/21/20 03:45 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
I like this site for seeing what is going on with the virus.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronaviru...uGg7DOMSmUY1H1A

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#332463 - 03/21/20 04:28 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
deckthehalls Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 758
Loc: New Egypt NJ USA
It's crazy. I work the front desk at BJs so it's as many hours as you will give them. People are nuts, and some of them so nasty. No I do not know when the next delivery is coming, no I am not hiding TP in the back room, no you may not have over the limit of 2 packs per item ( our packs are HUGE) and yes employees are entitled to buy items same as you

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#332464 - 03/22/20 07:28 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Heidi Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 333
Loc: SC
I really don't understand the TP shortage. My sister currently works for Kimberly-Clark (name and location withheld to prevent a mob rushing the plant or her home :-) ) and there is plenty being made and shipped. I'm sure the same is in other plants.

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#332465 - 03/22/20 09:22 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JerseyVike Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8347
Loc: Jersey Shore
Keeping everyone in our prayers that you are all safe.

Thank God for our wonderful President who has been Great in handling this crisis !!!

And thanks to all those still working. God Bless You !!!
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Stan

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#332468 - 03/23/20 04:28 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Elliott the Elf Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 753
Loc: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
I should feel blessed that both my FT and part PT jobs are considered essential at the present time.

Working in the dairy industry, albeit ice cream, keeps us open although we have gone from a 2 shift operation to a single shift operation. Since we use large amounts of condensed cream which is a by-product of fluid milk production, we are a direct support line for the dairy industry and probably won't close.

PT I work as a lead technician at an Animal ER. We have drastically changed the way we handle cases but are still open. Doing all paperwork by phone has made things more difficult but we are seeing patients with minimal people contact to staff. So far, we have only had a few "grumpy gusses" come in who insist on being with there pet during triage/treatment and we insist they choose another ER. My 8 hour day turned into 16.5 hours but I will not complain under the current circumstances.

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#332482 - 03/24/20 08:08 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
steffinie Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 1013
Loc: Elkhart, Indiana
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 23, 2020) – Hallmark Cards, Inc. is temporarily closing its Liberty Distribution Center in Liberty, Mo. for two weeks following government-issued “stay-at-home” orders in the Kansas City-area in response to COVID-19. The company is temporarily suspending in-store service of greeting card aisles in retail stores across the U.S. The Hallmark manufacturing facilities in Lawrence, Kan., Leavenworth, Kan., Center, Tex., and Metamora, Ill. are also temporarily closed. Employees impacted by these temporary closures will receive two week’s pay.

Hallmark’s COVID-19 task force is monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and utilizing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health and emergency response agencies.


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This information was posted on Hallmark.com under the newsroom section.

It looks like most likely we will not receive our 2020 Dreambooks and/or Dreamboxes within at least the next two weeks ...

Stephanie

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#332490 - 03/24/20 02:47 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JerseyVike Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8347
Loc: Jersey Shore
Sounds like they may start to reduce the restrictions and start allowing businesses to open up in the next couple weeks.
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#332496 - 03/24/20 09:50 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-coordinator
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: WI
Our state, Wi, is going on lockdown at midnight tonite. It will be interesting as we make all the toilet paper, a lot of the paper towels, diapers, kleenex and more. So not a lot of people will be stay at home. The three hospitals are regional so that is busy. But the kids are happy, they get another month off of school.

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#332498 - 03/25/20 09:01 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: JerseyVike]
debbieg Offline
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Registered: 05/11/99
Posts: 4297
Loc: Arlington,TX
Originally Posted By: JerseyVike
Sounds like they may start to reduce the restrictions and start allowing businesses to open up in the next couple weeks.
I hope not. The virus is still spreading exponentially.

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#332499 - 03/25/20 09:03 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
debbieg Offline
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Registered: 05/11/99
Posts: 4297
Loc: Arlington,TX
Can we switch from using the word Lockdown to "Shelter in Place?" Lockdown was originally a term used in prisons and then for schools. It's much too violent a word for folks who are staying at home to stay healthy.

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#332501 - 03/25/20 10:48 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: debbieg]
JerseyVike Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 8347
Loc: Jersey Shore
Originally Posted By: debbieg
Originally Posted By: JerseyVike
Sounds like they may start to reduce the restrictions and start allowing businesses to open up in the next couple weeks.
I hope not. The virus is still spreading exponentially.


In a couple weeks. If they start to let businesses open and people back to work, things will hopefully get back to normal. Those who are at greater risk from the China coronavirus will still have to "shelter in place".
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#332511 - 03/25/20 06:45 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: debbieg]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
Originally Posted By: debbieg
Can we switch from using the word Lockdown to "Shelter in Place?" Lockdown was originally a term used in prisons and then for schools. It's much too violent a word for folks who are staying at home to stay healthy.

Personalty I don't like either of these phrases as they have become "buzz words", another phrase which I don't like. As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has even said the phrase shelter in place sounds more like something that would be done after some sort of environmental disaster such as as a poison gas release or other such occurrence, where even venturing outside would be dangerous.
Why not just basically say what it is - a quarantine?
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#332514 - 03/26/20 11:51 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 8161
Loc: Clearwater, Florida


Instead of social distancing-
I'm practicing compassionate retreat

Instead of Isolation-
I'm enjoying solitude

Instead of shelter in place-
I'm Now an Artist in Residence

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#332516 - 03/26/20 03:07 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: susan in florida]
Qui-gon Grin Online   content
Elf VP

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: Third rock from Sol
Originally Posted By: susan in florida


Instead of social distancing-
I'm practicing compassionate retreat

Instead of Isolation-
I'm enjoying solitude

Instead of shelter in place-
I'm Now an Artist in Residence

Now those I like. LOL
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#332524 - 03/26/20 10:23 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
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This is very interesting. Taken for a book published in 1981 by Dean Koontz. The name of the book is the Eyes of Darkness.

In around 2020 a severe pneumonia like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.

Further in the book.

They call the stuff Wuhan-400 because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan and it was the 400th viable strain of man made microorganisms created at that research site.


Makes a person wonder what else they have at the lab. Right now supposedly China is contained, but the rest of the world is paying the price.

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#332536 - 03/27/20 12:34 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: beaglebabes]
AshleyC Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Atlanta, GA
Originally Posted By: beaglebabes
This is very interesting. Taken for a book published in 1981 by Dean Koontz. The name of the book is the Eyes of Darkness.

In around 2020 a severe pneumonia like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.

Further in the book.

They call the stuff Wuhan-400 because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan and it was the 400th viable strain of man made microorganisms created at that research site.


Makes a person wonder what else they have at the lab. Right now supposedly China is contained, but the rest of the world is paying the price.


According to snopes, this is mostly false

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dean-koontz-predicted-coronavirus/

Here are a few things this “prediction” gets wrong:

-In Koontz’s novel, “Wuhan-400” is a human-made weapon. The coronavirus, on the other hand, was not.

-In the novel, “Wuhan-400” has a 100% fatality rate. While researchers are still learning about the coronavirus, the current fatality rate sits at about 2%.

-The fictional “Wuhan-400” has an extremely quick incubation period of about four hours, compared to COVID-19 which has an incubation period between two and 14 days.

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#332539 - 03/27/20 01:27 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: AshleyC]
Betty Peach Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
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Loc: Longmont, CO
Thank you, Ashley, for fact checking this.
Betty

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#332553 - 03/29/20 12:52 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
beaglebabes Offline
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Yup, fiction can make it sound more damaging.

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#332554 - 03/29/20 03:17 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: beaglebabes]
debbieg Offline
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Registered: 05/11/99
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Loc: Arlington,TX
Originally Posted By: beaglebabes
This is very interesting. Taken for a book published in 1981 by Dean Koontz. The name of the book is the Eyes of Darkness.

In around 2020 a severe pneumonia like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.

Further in the book.

They call the stuff Wuhan-400 because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan and it was the 400th viable strain of man made microorganisms created at that research site.

Makes a person wonder what else they have at the lab. Right now supposedly China is contained, but the rest of the world is paying the price.


Beaglebabe, can you remove this post since it isn't true? If people only see it on the first page but don't go to page 2 they won't see that it was debunked.

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#332555 - 03/29/20 07:15 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
susan in florida Offline
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another 30 days.....

The Whole month of April...….

I'm guessing maybe into MAY..


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#332559 - 03/30/20 07:48 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JerseyVike Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
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Loc: Jersey Shore
Some states, or maybe by county, will have their restriction lifted sooner. And some later.

Stay safe everyone !!!
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#332567 - 03/30/20 03:08 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Emma Offline
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Registered: 07/02/02
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I'm not sure that is a good idea. There are soooo many people still not following the guide lines. Stay 6ft. away from people. DON'T touch your face, PLEASE.

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#332598 - 04/02/20 10:22 AM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
JerseyVike Offline
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The Bishop for our Diocesan (Trenton) which covers central Jersey(Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer, & Burlington counties) has closed all Catholic churches completely as of 4/1.

So no work for me until they reopen.
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#332601 - 04/02/20 12:44 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
88eggs Offline
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Loc: Illinois
Catholic churches here (Peoria area) have been closed since March 21st.

Ted

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#332603 - 04/02/20 01:25 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
Designer Nan Offline
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Registered: 10/08/18
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I live in the Diocese of Greensburg(PA)which closed all our churches....no funerals, no weddings, no baptisms, and mass for Holy Week will be televised from the Bishop. So sad...our schools are online for our district.

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#332608 - 04/02/20 06:15 PM Re: Corona Virus [Re: CorvetteElaine]
hazelstovey Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
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Loc: Bellevue, Ohio
Ohio stay-at-home extended today by governor from April 6 to at least May 1. Looks like I better find some more jigsaw puzzles.

Everyone be well and stay safe!!

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