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Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« on: March 19, 2020, 07:49:10 PM »
Beer virus, covid-19, cv19, coronavirus ... China virus...  as infections have picked up and disruptions to our daily life have occurred.  How has it impacted you?


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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 08:03:44 PM »
I guess, how it has effected us?
The inconvenience of the madness where people are in a panic and it seems it is not letting up. (You would think that their storage area would get full, or their money would run out.)
 Since the panic buying has started, I have not seen a loaf of bread, bag of potatoes, raw chicken, spaghetti sauce, pasta noodles of any kind, etc. This can go for a lot of things that were just common items when shopping. And yet two aisles that are left untouched in the stores around here are the candy and chip aisle.  :)) Walmart is starting a Senior day for each Tuesday where we get to shop one hour before the store opens. So maybe I will be able to get some of the missing items.

Before this crisis, I never mentally grasp the concept that I am a "Senior Citizen." The thought never occurred to me. I have always been aggressive, go getter, bull in the china shop sort-of person. Now I am trying to adjust to the idea that I am a "high risk" category because I am 65 years old and have hypertension, plus a few other things. I am not used to being cautious. I am wearing gloves to use the AT machine, to get gas, and now including going to the grocery. I am trying to adjust to thinking through what might be a possibility for "contact." I think the possibility is beyond our personal control and can be mind boggling if you spend too much time on the subject. I do have a piece of tape on my floor in my office, or lab, at my desk. It marks six feet from my chair, the safe space, supposedly. We was told today that we will not shut down unless we are forced.

When it comes to meals, especially when you have been on a strict diet, choosing some alternative food can be challenging. This is due to not finding your normal food choices. I have picked up some things just to have on hand that I would not normally purchase due to the salt content, corn beef hash in a can, for example.

Our area has had its first confirmed case this week. I still do not think this is going to be over with in just a couple of weeks. I think, locally, it will explode, peek, then calm down. A possibility is, it could dispensate after warm weather kicks in. But the effects to our economy could last all Summer.
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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 11:09:49 AM »
Restaurants, bars, pools, gyms, attractions, are almost completely shuttered in Asheville. Some restaurants are still doing take out or drive thru but for a destination know for breweries, Biltmore, and the parkway we're 66% screwed (more so actually, the parkway is open but the attractions along the parkway are closed). Hotels are closing or barely staying open. I just closed 60% of the hotel and laid off 75% of the employees. It's almost completely staffed by management now. Occupancy is down to nothing, we'll remain open until the city says close down.... and they've warned its coming...

The grocery store hysteria is starting to subside but you've got to go daily to catch certain items in stock (bread, tp) and forget about Lysol or hand sanitizer.

Banks are drive thru only.

No one I know has been sick and as of yet my county has 0 confirmed cases. Our airport isn't an international airport so we didn't get hit hard initially. Testing really didn't start until last Sunday. What we have takes 5 to 10 days to get information back from so we'll not see any numbers until mid next week. That will likely be the catalyst to the shelter in place order or local government seems to be considering.

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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 06:11:02 PM »
My job in a pathology lab is business as usual over the last week.  We expect to see far fewer elective surgeries in the coming two weeks though.
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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 09:56:52 PM »
My work is still open, we've got quite a few cases in my city, and it seems to be doubling every few days... And I've got asthma so realllllly hoping I don't get it.
My little sister is an ICU nurse treating patients infected with covid19 so I've been pretty worried about her.
My youngest will only eat those stupid Chef Boyardee abc pasta with meatballs (gag) and we had to try 5 stores this weekend before we found one that had any in stock. People are going stupid crazy here with the hoarding!

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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 01:14:07 AM »
No joke on the hoarding. I had a couple rolls of TP left so I've been going to the grocery store and Walmart almost daily for a week before I found any in stock at Walmart... of course the only thing left was the 3ft tall x 2ft wide Charmin Gigantor Pack for 30 bucks, so i'm good for a while, or one drunken Halloween...

Tests are starting to come back now and they've found it where I live too... It seems like they've all been isolated at a converted shelter near the hospital and is being guarded by the police department... weird times

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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 11:33:48 PM »
We are all working from home right now... as of MOnday, our plants closed down.   We are still  "working" from home in the corporate division... but hopefully this doesn't last too long.    Our China plants are back to work now.   At least 1 of our locations retooled to make parts for medical devices.

@AngelBob - I hear you... the hoarding is crazy.   Oddly enough, I've been able to get a bit of toilet paper.  Clorox wipes... running out and impossible to find.    Salt was hard to find as well... but I could find about everything else.

@targetrasp  LOL...... drunken Halloween... that just sounds like gross regrets.

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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 07:49:00 PM »
The factory that I am working at is considered "essential." So I am still traveling back and forth to work. I am in Kentucky and the Governor has ordered lockdown to everything non-essential. Store shelves are starting to look better, fuller than the last two weeks.
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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 04:08:49 PM »
One of our factories converted to making tubing for ventilators.  Otherwise, most of our plants shut down last week.

Food is finally stocked and people aren't being as dumb. Thankfully the stores made a senior time in the am... so tjey get 1 hour of shopping time 1st.  I think that's good. 

I hope we can get back go normal soon and this goes away.  This stay at home thing is cool for work in some cases. But it would also be back nice to get back to normal life.

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Re: Covid-19 Coronavirus - how has it affected you?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2020, 08:35:57 PM »
Our plant is considered essential, so as long as we have material coming in we're running! We're working on converting one line over to making face shields for our local hospitals.