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Posted: 09:31AM Mar 13, 2020
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How is the Covid-19 virus affecting you?

Let's share experiences and frustrations - but mostly encouraging each other.


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Posted: 09:35AM Mar 13, 2020
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Today is the last day of school for my kids, and for regular work for my husband and me (both school employees). Three weeks at home... thank goodness for Netflix and good weather.

We're not worried and think the panic is overkill, but better to prepare and take precautions than get into a worse situation. This is one time when living in a highly populated area is a big disadvantage.


The worst thing about prison was the dementors.
Posted: 05:16AM Mar 14, 2020
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We have no cases in my area as yet.

Schools here are now on March break. Many planned school trips have been cancelled. People are being asked to self-isolate after travel. Non-essential travel is being discouraged.

Events involving more than 150 are being cancelled or postponed. Sporting events are being cancelled. My congregation has cancelled a gathering planned for today as well.

As for me, I would not have been attending any events. I am home with a different medical condition.


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Posted: 06:33AM Mar 14, 2020
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whoviandeb wrote:
Today is the last day of school for my kids, and for regular work for my husband and me (both school employees). Three weeks at home... thank goodness for Netflix and good weather.

We're not worried and think the panic is overkill, but better to prepare and take precautions than get into a worse situation. This is one time when living in a highly populated area is a big disadvantage.


Classes have been suspended for a month, but without school for too long might get boring.

I just hope that the situation will improve. 34 new cases, well...


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Posted: 06:11PM Mar 14, 2020
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I was going to make this topic...

I live in NC, USA, so we have 24 cases so far. My church has canceled services at the church, but a couple people will be there so they can stream the service like they usually do. My co-op has canceled the nearest meeting, but we still have to do our week's work. Also my recreational soccer is canceled. But other than that, nothing that much has changed (at least for me) because i spend most of my time at home.


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Posted: 06:26PM Mar 14, 2020
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For us school starts at 7 and ends at about 3.
That affects me a lot because school for a month was cancelled.


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Posted: 03:45PM Mar 17, 2020
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oof

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Posted: 06:15PM Mar 17, 2020
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We're on lockdown. We can go outside to get fresh air and get some outside recreation, but are encouraged to stay home except for necessities. All non-essential businesses closed, restaurants are take-out or delivery only. It's okay though, we're thankful to be healthy.

The worst thing about prison was the dementors.
Posted: 06:21AM Mar 18, 2020
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We have our first cases now.

We are not in lockdown, but self-isolation is required for anyone returning from abroad. Schools and some businesses are closed, or have reduced hours. Grocery stores now have specific times for seniors only to shop. Social gatherings of more than 50 are banned.

Encouraging words:
Your strength will be in keeping calm and showing trust ~ Isaiah 30:15


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Posted: 03:18PM Mar 23, 2020
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INTERACTIVE CORONAVIRUS MAP!

it can be found here

it can show you country level US state level, and US county level.


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Posted: 11:40AM Apr 1, 2020
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Hope everyone is doing well!

Where I live social isolation measures still in effect and seem to be keeping our numbers low despite a high population area. Looks like school will not resume this year, which is sad for my high school senior, but apparently a good thing according to my 8th grader, who likes 'learning' at home.

I had a dream just before waking up that I couldn't breathe - that I had suddenly caught the virus and was struggling to catch my breath. It reminded me of the asthma attacks I had as a teen, where you can't get enough air and you begin to panic. Definitely a stress dream.

I'm volunteering with my school district to pass out free lunches to students. It's kinda like being a drive-thru worker, as I'm handing over bags (while wearing protective gear) through car windows. I'm doing two days a week and have to say it's a nice excuse to get out of the house for a few hours - and it makes me feel like I'm helping.


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Posted: 01:00AM Apr 2, 2020
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Hi all!
How about we say where we are from, generally like.
I am on the west coast of Australia.
My family has been self isolating for about 4 weeks now. We have enough stuff to stay in for ages. We saw this coming so got prepared before there was panic. I must say, I'm rather finding it ok.
We have had a couple of cruise ships wanting to dock - the captains are not being honest about how many cases of Covid they have on board. And they have heaps!!!!We've taken about 30 of them on humanitarian reasons but we want the rest to go away!We don't want them here but they refuse to go away. All of our cases have been from people coming off these ships or stupid people who went on an overseas holiday knowingly risking infection and then returning infected from overseas...
Looks like it will be a long haul...can't see it getting better any time soon.
Take care everyone.


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Posted: 02:47PM Apr 6, 2020
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Have you seen the term that is being used for someone who disregards the safety rules?

A Covidiot


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Posted: 03:40PM Apr 6, 2020
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that's kind of funny


Coronavirus has hit over 1,000,000 cases

Thank goodness for the age of video calls and telephones .

I am from North Carolina, USA. We have 3,000 cases (about) and there are 26(?) cases in our county. It is good that our church is able to stream the church services. When they stream it, there are only three people in the building - the A/V (audio/video) guy, the guy preaching the sermon, and the guy that reads the scripture and does the pastoral prayers. It is not that bad for me, because I usually don't go out of my house very much, and we are allowed to get groceries, so yeah.


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Posted: 12:27AM Apr 7, 2020
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I like that Tilley...Covidiot! That's a great description!

jdwhite, I am glad you are still able to connect with your church. It is important in these times.

My place, Western Australia has just entirely closed all of its borders to the rest of Australia. Now we are an island on an island as our Premier calls it. We are trying to keep everyone out for the moment. All our covids have come from cruise ships or people returning from overseas and not isolating.


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Posted: 12:47AM Apr 7, 2020
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I'm in Northern California, and there's 600 cases in our county alone. It's a big state, so we'll have big numbers - already at 16,000 statewide.

We've got 9 rolls of TP left. I'm thankful I bought some before people went nuts over it.


The worst thing about prison was the dementors.
Posted: 08:32PM Apr 8, 2020
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I'm still hard at work. CT scanners are high in demand, as they are used as a secondary diagnosis. I have health issues that make me potentially high risk, but I want to work as long as I safely can.

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Posted: 10:55PM Apr 8, 2020
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Thanks, Radioguy!

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Posted: 10:07PM Apr 9, 2020
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Thanks Radioguy...where are you, approximately!

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Posted: 11:08AM Apr 11, 2020
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Somewhere near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And I appreciate the thanks, though some other people in Madison deserve it more. They've been working like crazy there to make ventilators.

ARRRRR! Watch yerselves on the high seas, or me Jolly Roger be the last thing ye see before ye meets Davy Jones!
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