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    How has corona virus news affected you?

    If you are on Facebook, you've probably seen the stories about people stockpiling toilet paper, bottled water, antiseptic wipes, and hand sanitizer. Here in NW Ohio, it wasn't so much of a problem until a day or so ago. There were four confirmed cases of the virus in NE and SE Ohio, so there are cancellations of events in venues holding 100 people, and school closures. What is the direct impact to you?

    I volunteer in community theater here in Toledo. We were supposed to open a show this weekend, with an invited dress rehearsal tonight. The board has postponed our show, to be rescheduled at a later date, probably in April. The children's show that I was helping with at the other theater, which just started, is now cancelled, it appears. The show was supposed to open the first weekend of May. I'm not sure if it will be rescheduled.

    I did not need to stockpile TP, since I bought a bunch two weeks ago to use up some coupons (good timing and luck). Same with wipes - hooray for coupons. The two of us don't go out that much, so normally we are limiting out exposure anyway. We were talking about how this impacts people with children (with school closures) when the parents may still need to go to work. How will they deal with that for two to three weeks? How does it impact you?
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    So far, it hasn't impacted me yet other than annoying the hell out of me. Just tired of hearing about it on the news. As many have pointed out, the regular flu has been much worse. I think (right now) people are panicking way too much.

    I was sick about 2 weeks ago......I thought/think it was the flu. It seemed like the flu, but it hung around a lot longer than it usually does. At the time, I hadn't heard about the Corona virus yet. I doubt I had it (Corona), since I haven't gone anywhere, but it makes me wonder. Either way, I think I'm fine now.

    As far as my job goes, it hasn't affecred us yet, but I know it will in a few months. I work for a company that does embroidery, and patches, on clothing and hats. Some of our biggest clients are colleges and tourist destinations. (We have customers all over the world). We haven't had any cancellations of orders yet, but we've been informed that it's coming.

    We've also been told that starting next week, there will be mandatory hand washing every couple of hours, and also 'non-contact' temperature taking twice a day. I wash my hands many times a day already, and have hand wipes at my work station.

    Lots of our policies about missing work, being late, being sick, etc...have all been temporary lifted. If we feel sick, we're told to stay home. If taking care of family members, stay home.

    Just yesterday I found out that the entire state of Maryland has closed schools for the next two weeks. (Even though there's been NO sick children at all in the state). That's going to hurt a lot of families who don't have day care all day. What are all these kids suppose to do for 2 weeks? You know darn well they'll go to the mall, stores, shopping centers, movie theatres, etc.... They won't stay home. lol. Defeats the whole purpose.

    Im just having a hard time believing that all this is necessary
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    I'm getting really annoyed with the amount of emails I'm getting about this virus too. Everyone from Denny's, Ihop, local groery stores, Amtrak, Herhsey Park, to gas stations. Enough already!!

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    Yes, I get that stuff in email too. Mostly useless stuff to me! Today I went to the store to pick up some stuff - not for hoarding or stockpiling, but Bill wanted me to get some cold and flu stuff since we were low, and I wanted to pick up some perishable items (veggies, fruit, milk and eggs). Aldi's was very busy, but I didn't need much from there (they were out of whole wheat bread, which I like). They still had some toilet paper, but bread products were low. I topped off the tank of my car since the price is low now, then wen to Meijer for the other things. They are remodeling, so that was a little confusing in the drugstore area. Bread was wiped out for the most part - maybe because kids are out of school and folks are planning a lot of sandwiches during the weeks to come? I did snag a loaf of swirled rye and some whole wheat - the expensive variety, of course. Potatoes were mostly gone, interestingly enough. About 2/3 of the toilet paper was gone, and a lot of facial tissue (it's on sale). Butter was running low. I think they still had Clorox ans Lysol wipes, and there was a display of Lysol spray in the center aisle that was half-gone. Frozen pizza was popular too - I did pick up two, but not the usual variety. There were a lot of checkout lanes open to handle the customer load, but as I was loading my stuff on the belt, I managed to drop a big glass jar of sauerkraut - ugh. They did find someone to get me another, but I was pretty frazzled when I left.

    Since our theater production is being rescheduled, we are waiting for the board to decide if we can continue to hold rehearsals until the show goes on. Keeping our fingers crossed that we can perform in April, before some of us have to start dealing with other theater commitments (which may also be delayed). It might get messy...
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    The schools in parts of Maryland have sent out a notice/schedule of "Emergency Meal Distribution" for breakfast and lunches, for the next two weeks. (For students). Students must be the ones picking up meals.

    First of all.......I thought kids were suppose to stay home? Now they want them all to gather at the school within a 2 hour time period, to pick up lunches??

    Second of all........If the parents are home with kids, why do they need to take them out, to get breakfast and lunch? Why not eat at home?

    Third..............If the parents aren't home, then how are the students suppose to get the meals??

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    Those are the free meals for the students. Not sure how to get it to them without exposing them all to one another's germs.

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    Toledo has some distribution points for those kids who qualified for free meals, but I don't know the details. And yes - how are they supposed to get to those points without transportation?

    Ohio governor just shut down bars and restaurants, effective 9 p.m. tonight. Going to look for details about the duration. Servers are going to be hit hard. Take out will still be an option if the restaurants stay open, but what is the likelihood with overhead costs?
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    Now I'm panicking.

    Not because of the virus.......but because the Gov, just ordered all non-essential stores to close down. Even though I don't work at an actual ''store'', I have a feeling we'll be next anyhow. We have over 200 people in our building at one time during the day. (Although we mostly work about 20 ft from each other)

    We had a meeting at work about 2 weeks ago, and were told ''expect over-time soon!!"
    Now we're hearing "expect us to close soon!"

    I can't afford any time off. Even though I could probably file for unemployment, it's not a FULL paycheck.

    Just very worried right now.
    Took me YEARS to get back on my feet after the last recession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lilpigs View Post
    I'm getting really annoyed with the amount of emails I'm getting about this virus too. Everyone from Denny's, Ihop, local groery stores, Amtrak, Herhsey Park, to gas stations. Enough already!!
    Amen to that. They are all saying the same thing, how clean they are keeping things, which makes me wonder how clean they were in the first place. Was at Sams where they wiped off my cart handle after I pushed the cart through the door by a woman wearing gloves, all wearing gloves at the checkouts. Out of everything from TP and paper towels to meat and frozen food, people have gone off the rails IMHO, yes they closed schools for 2 weeks, all non-necessary personel from the state are working from home. So many cancelations, so much fear, I keep wanting to say "had this been an actual emergecy" but I could be wrong about the whole thing and it being more serious than I origionally thought.
    Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lilpigs View Post
    Now I'm panicking.

    Not because of the virus.......but because the Gov, just ordered all non-essential stores to close down. Even though I don't work at an actual ''store'', I have a feeling we'll be next anyhow. We have over 200 people in our building at one time during the day. (Although we mostly work about 20 ft from each other)

    We had a meeting at work about 2 weeks ago, and were told ''expect over-time soon!!"
    Now we're hearing "expect us to close soon!"

    I can't afford any time off. Even though I could probably file for unemployment, it's not a FULL paycheck.

    Just very worried right now.
    Took me YEARS to get back on my feet after the last recession.
    Really sorry to hear this - I hope they don't shut you all down. I wonder if they can see if people would volunteer to take time off, or perhaps stagger the work hours for everyone to keep from shutting down. Having part of the staff shift to cleaning and sanitizing. Or some other solution. Other companies seem to be producing without having to close down. It really is a hardship on so many people when jobs are taken away, even temporarily.
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    Got the news just after lunch yesterday.........our company shut down for 2 weeks. We'll get full pay for the next two weeks, but if it goes longer than that, then we have to apply for unemployment. I'm a little shocked. I thought we would have held at least through beginning of April.

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