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    Ohio is opening up - retail shops open today. I think I read that salons and tattoo places can open Friday. Restaurants with patio seating can open soon. I think schools are closed for the rest of the spring semester. No word on daycare yet - which affects the workers in the businesses, of course. It's hard to figure out how to balance health vs. needs. No word yet on theaters. Several large events, mostly outdoors but usually crowded, are cancelled through early summer. One major event cancelled for September, though they will be offering drive-by dinner orders. 'Normal' may never look the same.

    On a personal level, a friend's girlfriend was hospitalized for COVID-19, but recovered enough to be discharged. They seem to be doing okay, though I had to do a porch-drop of some Lysol wipes for them. He got sick a few days after she got home, but not sure if it was the virus. He is recovering.
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    The shop that I worked at will not be reopening.
    We went by yesterday, and the interior is STRIPPED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolie Rouge View Post
    The shop that I worked at will not be reopening.
    We went by yesterday, and the interior is STRIPPED.
    I am so sorry. They didn't tell you??? I hope you are at least eligible for unemployment. I will be praying for you to find a new job soon.
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    Now the Governor wants to add fines and jail time to those who open, IL is still locked down pretty tight when other states around us are opening. I can see where business owners feel it's unfair that people can just go across the border and get a hair cut or dine in. The Governor had dug in his heels and is not budging. Someone has taken him to court saying he can't keep it locked down for more than 30 days, they will hear that on Friday, why it's taking so long I don't know. If he loses he will just move it to the next court, we will still be locked down. There has to be a balance, most of the illness is in Chicago, the smaller towns have little to no infection so I can see why they are so upset. When big box stores can be open and small ones can't it is terribly unfair to the small business owner who has always had to compete with the Walmarts, Targets etc. I have pretty much stopped watching network TV, I can't take the public service commercials anymore, I slept 4 hours last night, the commercials do not help anyone, I feel for those who are alone, those who have little to eat and wonder how they are going to pay the bills. All this damage has been done in such a short time. Please call your family/friends and see how they are doing, check on your neighbors especially if they are elderly, alone, or parents of young children, if you have anything you can donate to the food pantry or give to people you know now would be the time. I'm watching peoples lives crash and burn before my eyes. Watched the virtual graduation for my Neice, she told me how great it was to be the class of 2020, she said it was a clear vision of her future and they were going to wear their 2020 glasses from New Years. Since she won't be able to work she is craming 3 online courses over the summer to work toward her masters so it's not a total loss, still uncertain what the Fall semister will bring. Thanks for listening. Hope all is well with you.
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    I have been able to get unemployment. My husband is working from home, so we are not destitute. I don't watch network tv; it is Netflix or DVD
    Got to run.

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    The weather was nice today, so we set the little camp grill up and had hot dogs for dinner. As the sun went down, we decided to take the convertible out with the top down and take a short drive to see how things looked nearby, now that restaurants are opening up with social distancing guidelines. We drove down to The Docks, where four restaurants are located (Italian, Mexican, seafood, and burgers) and the parking lot looked pretty full. Also interesting: some folks had parked in the distant lot, and were set up to have their own family grilling party. Folks were practicing social distancing on the park benches near the river, just down from the restaurants.

    Part of me is happy to see the places open up again, and they are following guidelines. Part of me is hoping it isn't too soon, and more people get sick. I will be watching to see how it unfolds here in Toledo.
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    We are finally in phase 3, people can get their hair cut and restaurants are open if you eat outside, some can set up in a parking lot others don't have a space to set up tables and chairs, daycares can open, some people will return to work with guidelines. And we can attend church, which IMHO should have been deemed essential. We will be under this until June 26th.
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