Opening up, how about some local observations?

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Opening up, how about some local observations?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:00 am

We haven't been to any bars or restaurants yet, other than take outs, but we've been to one winery and a farmer's market, tomorrow church is reopening.

The farmer's market was nice---no face masks required and the farmers were glad to see us.
My bride bought four white peaches and the farmer said try these and added some pluots and a doughnut peach into her bag gratis.

We haven't seen crowds like I'd have thought, Perhaps people are frightened, or maybe confused by all the new protocols.
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Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:23 am

In the little isolated Sonoran Desert town where I live, 100 miles from Phoenix, there has not yet been one case of C19, to my knowledge. Nevertheless, our school and library was closed down, as well as restaurants. Library has reopened w/ limited, restricted use.
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Post by gaining_age » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:31 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:23 am
In the little isolated Sonoran Desert town where I live, 100 miles from Phoenix, there has not yet been one case of C19, to my knowledge. Nevertheless, our school and library was closed down, as well as restaurants. Library has reopened w/ limited, restricted use.
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Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:37 am

Pretty much everything is opened with various restrictions, including numbers allowed, etc. My wife and I ate at the local Carrabba's last week and it was very refreshing, like Hov's farmers market experience.
Have not attended church yet, but there are services with everyone spread out, and Sr.s encouraged to attend virtually. A party was held at a small local Baptist Church here recently, and now 16 cases of covid-19 have been reported there. So, caution is still required.
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Post by coco » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:52 am

We had a REAL graduation.

Small school, big building, families spaced apart. Lots of masks.

It was great!
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Post by JimVH » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:02 pm

We went to a concert this week. The venue was limited to half capacity and they did a really good job of being respectful to the clients, entertainment, and safety needs.

It was nice to get out, but the Houston area is surging again so we’re still pretty cautious about venturing out too much.
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Re: Opening up, how about some local observations?

Post by Thunktank » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:21 pm

Most things are open, a few places have gone out of business. Most people wear masks and practice social distancing. A few Knuckleheads made death threats to our Orange County official who made it mandatory to wear masks in public, so she rescinded her order and resigned. Most still wear masks anyway except in the one gun shop I went to where no one was wearing masks. They’re too macho to do that or something. I can’t wrap my head around that attitude. It’s not a big deal, really it isn’t. I choose to be cautious and appreciate others doing the same. The disease is spreading, it’s killing people who otherwise would have more time. I know of three people personally who have died from this.
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Post by Del » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:32 pm

Madison is lost their virus paranoia pretty fast in the excitement of the looting and vandalism.

Neighboring counties are pretty much back to normal life. Dane County (Madison) is still under local tyranny.... but on Monday, we will open up to "Phase 2."

Restaurants and gyms (and churches, after we threatened a big lawsuit) can increase from 25% capacity to 50% capacity.

Indoor parties still limited to 50 persons. Outdoor gatherings can have 100 people.

This is a blessing. Cigarson is getting married on July 11. We moved the reception to a tent in our yard, praying that the authorities would open up to 100 persons by then.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:10 am

Del wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:32 pm


Cigarson is getting married on July 11.
Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Del! :joy:
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Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:25 am

Casinos have reopened to half capacity, bars at 25%. There is no live music anywhere and I have no idea when I will see the 3 Doors Down concert.
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Post by Winton » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:40 am

My son and I went to the first CPCC meeting in a couple months, last night. I tried to smoke with a mask, but it didn't work.

We were out of town, when the rioting happened. Afterwards, people painted messages of hope on the plywood, covering the broken windows.

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Post by Hovannes » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:26 pm

Mass today! 88 people showed up in addition to the priest, lecture, ushers, and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
This was in a building design to accommodate over 400.
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Post by Del » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:55 pm

We did a Corpus Christi procession downtown Madison today, right through the riot area with all the boarded-up windows and graffiti. We arrived at an temporary altar on the plaza of the State Capitol for some time of brief adoration and benediction.

About 500 people. No one wore masks or bothered with "social distancing." Lots of little children.

Also about 200 American flags. It's Flag Day.

Some folks came all the way from Milwaukee, as no one in the archdiocese made any effort toward a public celebration of Corpus Christi.

Our county health tyrants say that we're not supposed to have more than 50 people at an outdoor gathering, but we were granted a "protestors' exception." Madison cops and State Capitol Police (those are separate forces) were both very welcoming and supportive of our presence, but no cops were seen. (they are probably resting, recovering, and preparing)
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Post by StatHaldol » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:06 pm

Our little community in northeast Louisiana is slowly opening up. I must admit, I enjoy the new seating arrangements. The tables are farther apart, similar to a checkerboard with tables on the red or white squares.

It's easier to carry on a conversation and much quieter.

We went to Gulf Shores, Al a couple of weeks ago and saw about two masks. It seemed like business as usual there.
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Post by tuttle » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:18 am

After reading so many accounts of lockdown regulations across the country, I'm grateful to live in Missouri (even if some counties try to keep up with the Coastal Joneses). I feel like we've been off lockdown since late April, though I know that's not true for everyone. Things aren't normal, but pretty mostly normal. This week Missouri enters Phase 2, which is a full re-opening, but giving local authorities the freedom to continue regulations or not.

It seems like most people don't wear a mask unless required. Almost everyone I speak with regarding regulations is of the same opinion. It's overkill. Almost everyone winks at it even as they play along.

Oddly enough, even though it's been voluntary for three months with nothing really changing, and regulations actually being loosened, my place of employment suddenly is now mandating masks as of this week. :egor:
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Post by Del » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:36 pm

Dane County (Madison) WI is entering Phase 2 today. Bars, restaurants, gyms are open to 50%. (Churches too, dammit!)

Our pastor says that 50% equals 150 people. This is a few dozen under our normal weekly attendance. As elders and other vulnerable persons are likely to remain cautious and stay at home, our pastor reckons that this is the usual number of people who will want to come to weekly Masses.

So.... we are open for business. No more signing up for rationed spots. Come if you are able!
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Outdoor gatherings (other than "protests") are increased to 100 persons. Cigarson can have his wedding reception under a tent!
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Post by Goose55 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am

This is just astounding. What has happened to cause the U.S. to have become such a breeding ground for this menacing disease?

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Post by Hovannes » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:09 am

Gov Hair Gel put CA back under his thumb. Schools won't physically reopen. Businesses who did reopen are scrambling to find ways to keep open----at least partially. Masks required everywhere. Sunday services were held outside, limited to 100 parishioners, early in the morning under shade trees(it was pretty nice, really) because it's hot here. The Gov's "flying enforcement squads" are intimidating for sure.
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Post by Hovannes » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:15 am

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am
This is just astounding. What has happened to cause the U.S. to have become such a breeding ground for this menacing disease?

People's fallen nature (being stupid) is all.
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Post by FredS » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:39 am

We've been wearing masks and staying mostly home for almost five months. Restaurants and some other business' have been allowed to re-open here (with restrictions) and many people seemed to think that meant things were back to normal so cases have increased over the last few weeks. Thirty one deaths in my county so far with dozens of new cases every day. A neighboring county, which has a much lower population, but is more rural with more "live free or die" folks has 139 deaths as of this morning. People on CPS and in the real world who think orders or suggestions to wear a mask impinges their liberty and want to make this a political hill they'll fight for are idiots. Just wear a damn mask.

Our church reopened four or five weeks ago. Limited to fifty. We've been going but most others stay home and watch on the web.

Went to the grocery store this weekend. Pulled my mask down for 30 seconds to lick my fingers to open those damned plastic vegetable bags that are impossible to open otherwise and a store employee was on me like a duck on a june bug to tell me to put the mask back on.

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