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chibbi Posted - 03/14/2020 : 17:15:27
With Covid-19 virus being topic number 1 in the US.

What has been happening in your city/state?

Have you encountered the craziness in stores of people panic buying? What is the deal with this buying of toilet paper?
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SordoTheBandit Posted - 06/30/2020 : 21:11:50
Hello nittanyapple,

We are at what they call a 'Phase 2' right now. There are 4 Phases total. Phase 1 being the most restrictive to Phase 4 which is pretty much back to normal. Our governor here has required masks for both indoor and outdoors as well.
nittanyapple Posted - 06/28/2020 : 18:35:04
Sordo, I am sorry to hear that. Are establishments operating at full capacity where you are? We have been “green” for a couple of weeks but we aren’t full capacity. Our county numbers haven’t started to spike, thankfully, praying it stays that way. We started back to church last week, social distancing and masks. Masks are “required” by our governor. I wear it anytime I go into a store and at work. I believe it helps.
SordoTheBandit Posted - 06/28/2020 : 16:38:05
I lost my job after almost 14 years with the company. We were bought out last year by a large company from out of state. The new company started downsizing ever since the purchase.

Covid-19 around here was going down until after Memorial Day, then it skyrocketed. Now I fear the 2 weeks after July 4th.
nittanyapple Posted - 06/27/2020 : 16:10:41
I returned to work in the library in May. We are still closed, doing curbside services. I am doing virtual story time on our Facebook page and getting summer reading activity packets ready to go and I have partnered with our local nature park to hold a story hike. 3 books are planned and the first one is up and people are loving it.

My hubby is laid off permanently, his company is small and struggling to survive. It worked out because he is hoping to attend Trinity School for Ministry to get his M Div to become a hospital chaplain. He can go full time now..

My kids are out of school and while my son’s 9th grade year finished strong, my daughters struggled in college. They are ready to move back to school, a week early. No breaks, come home at Thanksgiving and stay until January.

We have had over 600 cases in our county, with almost 400 of those in one nursing facility. 90% of the 80 deaths were from that same facility. It is awful.

Everyone stay safe and keep others safe.

anteffy Posted - 05/13/2020 : 14:40:52
How is everybody doing now, since we are a couple of months into enduring this nightmare?
nittanyapple Posted - 03/17/2020 : 06:14:41
We just had our first confirmed case in our county last night. There are up to five that will be confirmed in the next day or two. More on the way because it has been crazy in our stores. Our local mall closed, our schools are closed. The musical happened a week early with 36 hours notice, but the kids were great! Thankfully my daughters are graduated and my son just worked on painting sets.

My husband is off today while his company evaluates what to do. I am still working but the library has not been open to the public since last Thursday. Waiting for the county to say workers don’t need to report...we are a tiny one room library and there will be 5 of us there today with nothing to do. I cleaned my storage and program shelves yesterday. Today? Not sure. Hubby is taking oldest to college to pack her dorm she and her sister have been moved to online classes. They don't do well with those.

I am staying away from my at risk parents, though my dad was in stores as much as anyone since we were a “clean area”. Ugh!

Everyone take care and continue to stay away from others.
California gal Posted - 03/16/2020 : 08:42:16
All schools are closed in this county in California, south of SF, including the university. Grocery stores have been subject to panic buying, even though there are no warnings that stores will close or that deliveries will cease! I get my groceries delivered, and more people are getting deliveries rather than going to the stores as well, which played havoc with the delivery schedule initially. Seems to be settling down, I hope!

"Keep calm and cary on," don't shake hands, wash your hands often, avoid crowds... those seem to be very good pieces of advice these days.
niecie Posted - 03/15/2020 : 14:19:44
One of my kids works at a dollar store, so when I was unsuccessful finding one (just ONE!) bottle of hand sanitizer, I asked that kid to buy it for me.

We haven't had any cases of Covid-19 in this area yet, but the panic-buying is in full force...
Nydiva Posted - 03/15/2020 : 09:48:01
Thanks for asking. I live in the suburbs of New York City, so needless to say things are a bit nerve-wracking. Fortunately, I'm retired and don't need to leave the house except for necessities (groceries). I probably would have risked public transportation had theatre not been shut down. I had tickets to see friends in two separate shows. Not sure if they'll be able to reopen the productions now. But better safe than sorry!!

I didn't need to buy toilet paper, but hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol are not to be had anywhere. Disinfectant spray, wipes, and vinyl gloves are still available in limited quantities. I think they're going to sell out.

So stay safe everyone - wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and binge watch www. I'm currently binge watching all my Ross Martin DVDs in chronological order (in honor of his upcoming 100th birthday next Sunday).

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