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Post# 426326   5/31/2020 at 00:20 (239 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Our large state of PA has been in the "red phase"... total shutdown. We've gradually been transitioning to "yellow". proceed w/ caution. Some dept stores are re-opning. Next phase is 'Green". So, then things will get back to a new normal.Movies, eating establishments, bus tours and the like can resume.
How about you?

Post# 426331 , Reply# 1   5/31/2020 at 09:37 (238 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Florida started opening at the beginning of the month. Non-essential retail and dine in restaurants have been open at 25% capacity for a few weeks now. Gyms reopened a week or so ago. Movie theaters still closed.

Most department and clothing stores in my area have reopened, JCPenney still closed. Most thrift stores have been open a few weeks except the Restore. That's because they decided to do a renovation since they were already closed. Supposed to reopen in June. The flea market has been open a few weeks too now.

I think things in FL were handled pretty well, but my biggest issue is they didn't wait for a 14 day decline in new cases as per the CDC. The cases had kind of flattened out but it's been like a mountain with peaks and valleys. If you cut the peaks off and dropped them into the valleys it would have been flat for about a month. They are finally getting on the downward trend last I looked, and this almost a month into reopening. Although I think all of the numbers in any place have a certain amount of error in them.

Personally I think some states have opened too early, some are waiting too long. Opening too early is an issue but we can't stay shut down for 6 months to a year. You can't run society that way.

I stayed home for two months other than work. Then a few times I went to the Dollar General near my house to get any items I needed since there are fewer people there.

Now, I've started going out again. Last weekend I went to the flea market, a few thrift stores, and Home Depot. Had a mask on everywhere I went and kept distance.

Last Friday I stopped at Publix. I've been to Goodwill a couple of times too. Still have not been back to Walmart and plan to stay away for a while yet.

Post# 426333 , Reply# 2   5/31/2020 at 10:24 (238 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Although, I did want to clarify. I don't think we should not be cautious. If one is vulnerable, I think it's still best to stay home. Even so, I still won't likely be going out as often as I was before this, and I'm still keeping distance and washing my hands. I'm not quite as concerned about this as I was before, but we still have to be vigilant about it.

Post# 426335 , Reply# 3   5/31/2020 at 12:21 (238 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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North Carolina is relaxing restrictions somewhat. Restaurants are allowed to open for dine-in service and some other previously non-essential businesses are reopening, albeit at reduced occupancy numbers, all this while the infection rate continues to climb.

The college where I teach is offering most of its summer classes, including mine, online only but plans to resume face-to-face instruction in the fall under a very strange arrangement wherein classes would be split and students would alternate class days so that half the students in a class would attend one day and the other half would attend virtually via Teams. The two groups would then switch for the next class session. I see this as an absolute logistical nightmare. So far, there is no word whether faculty with underlying health conditions, such as myself, will be afforded the opportunity to continue teaching strictly online. I sincerely hope they will come to their senses on that score.

Post# 426347 , Reply# 4   5/31/2020 at 17:40 (238 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Ohio is starting to open up. Some churches, mine is not,.  Resturants with seating 6 ft apart,  I am still

mostly doing take outs.....I did go to Old Hickory BBQ in Dayton, my favorite resturant of all times,

they have a house salad with garlic dressing that is the best ever. They even sell the dressing by the pint.....


Other than going their, which they did the social distancing, I am still just doing take outs.......


Ohio was one of the first to shut down and I am thankful for it, so it surprised me that we have started

to open back up. The Episcopal Church's are waiting for the Bishops to decide when we will all

open up......


Taking lots of long walks to keep from going stir crazy.......


Hope everyone is well.....






Post# 426430 , Reply# 5   6/3/2020 at 08:44 (235 days old) by Scvacuumguy (SC)        

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Henny Penny has moved on from SC and we are opening back up. Somehow, Iíve managed to survive working every day, still going out in public to shop/grocery store/etc. Our death rate in the state is still .003% and hardly any reason to shut down the entire state. This panic-demic has had a very positive effect on sales at both stores. May was our busiest month in the 11 years Iíve owned the business.

Post# 426436 , Reply# 6   6/3/2020 at 10:17 (235 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Our county has been open for three weeks. I work every day. No one comes in with a mask. Except one very old lady. They are laying off hospital workers because they just don't have enough patients. I'm lucky the college here in town has kept all their cleaning people, in fact, they bought 10 new "HEPA" vacuums to replace the old rice car super lites I sold them several years ago. Even the highway patrol, with the bunker in town, replaced their vacuum with a new one. In March and April, people called and made an appointment. I was still open 3 days per week. In May I had too many calls for an appointment, so I opened back up after the first week, as soon as we could. It's been hella busy ever since. I don't think I've ever sold so many bags. Or fixed so many Kirbys (which is good).

Post# 426445 , Reply# 7   6/3/2020 at 13:41 (235 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We had meetings this morning

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about a "re-entry phase at the college. It will still be little while.
Stores are beginning to open... WITH the "proviso" that all still wear masks, etc.
No shopper is allowed to enter ANY supermarket here, w/o a mask. People are careful, not stupid or reckless.
Everyone wants things to go back to normal. It can happen. PA's numbers of cases are going down, rapidly.
Simply put: Be responsible, careful. But, don't be reckless or stupid... but not live in fear.

Post# 426600 , Reply# 8   6/7/2020 at 01:16 (232 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
things are evolving

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Post# 426607 , Reply# 9   6/7/2020 at 09:54 (231 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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Michigan is opening up this week. We reopened for take out last week and it was really successful. Dine in is opening tomorrow. My restaurant is opening back up for dine in Friday. We reopened for take out this past week and everything went over really well.

I'm going to load up my car and take all my pop cans band bottles back next weekend. I think I have about $20.00 or $30.00 worth of returns. LOL. I was able to get a black market haircut last week which was amazing.

Post# 426657 , Reply# 10   6/7/2020 at 23:43 (231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I've been cutting my own hair for months now.

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I have very thick, "Kennedy" hair. Barbers/stylists earn their money.
When it's time to get it cut, it gets very thick and wavy.
\ I've been told I'll mostlikely never go bald.
Thank God.

Post# 426658 , Reply# 11   6/7/2020 at 23:52 (231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I used to be friends with a local guy who lost his hair

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early in life. Of course, he works a reported 16 hours a day. supporting his family. But, I doubt his eating habits help. He's been know to down a loaded pizza and a diet Pepsi in one sitting.
He's been known to lie about a lot of things. a reason we're not close anymore. Terrible stress can lead to an early demise.
Must be careful

Post# 426659 , Reply# 12   6/7/2020 at 23:56 (231 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
But, we all make choices....

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who our friends are, what we eat, the company we keep... and the gossip we spread.
That can also lead to things like blood pressure issues.

Post# 426801 , Reply# 13   6/11/2020 at 12:25 (227 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The famous Marl Twain Museum

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in Missouri just the go ahead to re-open. They mentioned, on the news, JUST a minute ago, that, "All legit museums have been ALLOWED to re-open". Of course, all safety measures should be in place.
Say this 5 min ago on ABC News.
Certain things around here a gradually returning. Good news.

Post# 426802 , Reply# 14   6/11/2020 at 12:28 (227 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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cases in Pennsylvania, as of today.
Some want to "over rule the Governor. IF that happened, "cancelling the Disaster regulations" unpaid electric, gas, water utilities CAN be shut off, etc.

Post# 426815 , Reply# 15   6/11/2020 at 16:28 (227 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Most everything here in Florida has been allowed to reopen. Even theme parks are starting now, with lower capacities, except for Disney World so far.

Many businesses have reopened, however some might not.

It is nice to see things coming back.

I just fear a second wave could hit, in the fall/winter.

Post# 426833 , Reply# 16   6/11/2020 at 20:59 (227 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
And speaking of Florida...

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I just heard that the Republicans are moving their convention to Jacksonville from Charlotte after North Carolina officials refused to waive social distancing guidelines. No political commentary intended but personally, I can't say I'm too broken up about it.

Post# 426861 , Reply# 17   6/12/2020 at 13:19 (226 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
My county is going

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to "green" phase next week. Thank goodness!!!!

Post# 426908 , Reply# 18   6/13/2020 at 23:15 (225 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The college is going to slowly re-enter as well.

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This online teaching is not the best. It's better than nothing, but..............

Post# 426917 , Reply# 19   6/14/2020 at 06:27 (224 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Can you tell me why

I can go into the grocery store with mask and pick through produce,hand pick backery goods,refill drinking water jugs and buy the store out but if I want to sample a new mechanical keyboard before buying at a large electronics store like Fry's or Best buy I can't enter the store. Curbside pickup or online ordering only. What am I missing here? I don't eat anything I buy from electronics vendors and it's never as crowded as a grocery store,I don't get it.My keyboard shorted out yesterday and I'm using the on screen keyboard on my pc right now. not a 'happy camper' at all. I just remembered something I've never tried before, "voice to text!" Worth a shot,thanks for reading my rant!

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