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    I checked with my little Italian restaurant this afternoon and they indeed will be opened starting tomorrow for take-outs only. I told my husband I’ll get him the corned beef and cabbage dinner and I’ll get a few Italian dinners and sides. I want to support them plus I won’t have to cook for a few days! With a 8pm-5am curfew this has become the new normal. I hope soon we can plan to rebook our Aruba trip. Maybe some of us will be on the island at the same time. Stay safe!
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    Connecticut has followed our neighboring states. All bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms close as of 8pm tonight. Take out and delivery are permitted. I thought this was particularly interesting: Stop & Shop grocery chain (big in the northeast, not sure if it's a national chain) has shortened their hours, 7:30am to 8pm, BUT they will be open daily 6am to 7:30am for those 60 and older since it will be less crowded and they are at higher risk. IMO, a very responsible and commendable move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    BUT they will be open daily 6am to 7:30am for those 60 and older since it will be less crowded and they are at higher risk. IMO, a very responsible and commendable move.
    Now I gotta get up early to hoard toilet paper....!
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    With all the shut downs, I wonder if there will be a mini baby boom in Dec/Jan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    With all the shut downs, I wonder if there will be a mini baby boom in Dec/Jan?
    Yep and we'll call them "Coronials"

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    Maybe not - social distancing starts at home!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    With all the shut downs, I wonder if there will be a mini baby boom in Dec/Jan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    Connecticut has followed our neighboring states. All bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms close as of 8pm tonight. Take out and delivery are permitted. I thought this was particularly interesting: Stop & Shop grocery chain (big in the northeast, not sure if it's a national chain) has shortened their hours, 7:30am to 8pm, BUT they will be open daily 6am to 7:30am for those 60 and older since it will be less crowded and they are at higher risk. IMO, a very responsible and commendable move.
    We have two Stop and Shop in our area and I saw the announcement regarding early shopping for those over 60. They went so far as to say if you weren’t over 60 they would ask you to leave the store. Well, I guess I have mixed feelings. We’re over 60 but even though I’m up early, I can’t imagine heading to the grocery store at 6:30 am. Also, I don’t know how I feel about all the high risk people being in one place at the same time. Feels like it would increase our exposure. On the good side I would think the crowds would be smaller. That said, this week I opted for Roche Bros. It wasn’t crowded and I was in and out. When I got home I saw videos of the crazy lines at Stop and Shop.

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    My mother in law said the same thing - there will be a baby boom toward the end of the year. The entire world is affected by this and it's something that no one has every been through in history. They have now issued an order that all construction projects in Boston will be shut down. They have given construction companies 7 days, using minimal manpower, to secure the sites, machinery and materials. These are necessary measures to slow the spread and flatten the curve. But, people need to adhere by these regulations to make an impact. Only time will tell if we're all doing our part.
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    Life is Florida is just bizarre.
    I am not sure whether folks are stupid or medically intellectually challenged or just do not interested.
    I believe stupidity and apathy are the key components.
    All of the theme parks are closed.
    All of the grandchildren of residents here have arrived for their Spring Break.
    Our clubhouse is closed..no activities at all inside and the only Clubhouse opening are the bathrooms adjacent to the pool.
    But, with the onslaught of grandchildren our pool is packed and the way we have been social distancing in the pool is now not happening.
    Our local grocery stores are busy and certain things are out of stock.

    Our Canadian Snowbirds are all leaving...their health insurance and supplements will not cover any corona virus costs after march 25.
    Goodbye Canadians.
    Safe travels home.

    Our traffic situation on I4, 275, 60, and 98 is noticeably lighter.



    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    Our schools at home are closed. Kids are being given assignments to do at home and online supposedly between 8 am and 1230pm. Teachers are available via email between 8 and 1230. This 4.5 hours satisfies the requirements. I texted back and forth last night with my former teaching partner. He said there are so much they don't know. They did send home Chrome Books for kids that needed them.They don't know how they will be grading because 1. They don't know if the work will get done 2. Who will do the work 3. If anyone at home can help, etc. Are the kids really learning? All so crazy and escalated so quickly. He said his wife is working from home, their high school freshman is working from home and he is working from home. He was hoping they didn't kill each other.

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