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Re: Coronavirus

Postby bookworm » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:03 am

The Olympics will be "rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021"

It will be interesting to see if this changes the rotation of the Summer Games going forward to odd years, or if they just have three years between this and the next one. Also whether this changes the scheduling of the Winter Games to maintain the two years between events.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Catspaw » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 pm

Interesting thought. Because things are planned so far in advance, I assumed that they would just move this Olympics and leave all future dates intact. This is a unique situation, so it is possible that they would make additional changes.
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Re: Coronavirus

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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Laurie » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 pm

I was able to buy a 2 roll package of paper towels yesterday at Walmart. First time since the pandemic started. The Walmart I bought them at limited purchase to one per customer. They had that same limit on milk too. No toilet paper to be had.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Kaidapaw » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:13 pm

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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Pengwin » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:53 am

I went to the grocery store today and it seemed as occupied as it normally was before this virus happened. There was only one brand of toilet paper and of course they were limiting how many people can get. Almost everyone had on a kind of face mask and about half had gloves on as well. It was strange not seeing any kids at the store since they have been banned from going to any public places except for going to get medical attention.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Catspaw » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:08 pm

The bigger chains in Canada have put some directional arrows (turning alternate aisles into one-way streets, so to speak) in the aisles of grocery stores to limit contact further. Is this happening other places too? I went shopping on Monday (the first time I had been out of my house in a week) and saw some people following the arrows and others not, but it wasn't clear to me if a few people were ignoring the arrows or just didn't notice them.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Petrichor » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:13 pm

Catspaw wrote:The bigger chains in Canada have put some directional arrows (turning alternate aisles into one-way streets, so to speak) in the aisles of grocery stores to limit contact further. Is this happening other places too? I went shopping on Monday (the first time I had been out of my house in a week) and saw some people following the arrows and others not, but it wasn't clear to me if a few people were ignoring the arrows or just didn't notice them.

It seems like a lot of stores are implementing this strategy. I haven't actually been inside the grocery store for about a month since we've been doing curbside pickup, but that was what they were doing when my sister needed to pick up a few things last weekend. I think she also said they all had to wait in a spaced line outside because they were only letting in about 50 people at one time.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby bookworm » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:32 pm

Catspaw wrote:The bigger chains in Canada have put some directional arrows (turning alternate aisles into one-way streets, so to speak) in the aisles of grocery stores to limit contact further. Is this happening other places too?
I haven't seen anywhere here do anything affecting navigation through the store, but every place that is still open has put markings on the floor in the checkout area for how far apart people are supposed to stay when waiting in lines.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Danadelfos » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:59 am

Our stores are putting down a bunch of stickers on the floor around the checkout area that show everyone where to stand. They're also doing senior hours for a couple hours in the morning so seniors feel safer shopping. Sadly, a lady from one of my friend's church just passed away from the coronavirus if you all think of it, maybe pray for her family. :'(
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Catspaw » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:07 pm

Yes, I'm seeing seniors hours (usually the first hour a store is open) and stickers to show where to stand in line as well. It seems to be a standard thing then. It does make things feel a little safer and easier to know if you're far apart enough or not.

So sorry to hear about the lady who passed away, Danadelfos. I'll pray for her family and friends.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby EK » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:18 am

MonkeyDude wrote:Every store in my town is completely out of bananas, which makes up like 50% of my diet (Oh the irony), and I'm a litttttle grouchy.

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Re: Coronavirus

Postby bookworm » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:04 pm

Just came from my grocery store; since I was there last we now have the one way aisles as Catspaw described.

Also there are signs on the doors now saying you have to wait in a limited entry line to go in, though I didn't have to. I guess it wasn't busy enough at that time to enforce.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby EK » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:39 pm

If you guys have the luxury, I’d recommend going to your local grocery stores as opposed to your big box stores, there’s always a lower volume of people and they seem to be well stocked in my experience. Even they have converted to one way aisles in my area, but with no people in the aisles it isn’t that much of a hassle to backtrack.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Catspaw » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:25 pm

Yes, there are some items I'm able to get at a smaller locally owned store that has been a really good experience. They don't carry all the items I want, but for what they do carry, it's a much better experience than the bigger stores.
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Re: Coronavirus

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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Catspaw » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:28 pm

Oh my, somebody put a lot of effort into this! :lol: I like the Britishness of it.
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Pengwin » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:39 pm

I normally don't like parody covers of songs, but I liked this one. :lol:
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Kaidapaw » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:46 pm

That was great. Thank you for sharing bookworm!
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Re: Coronavirus

Postby Bren » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:26 am

Our Walmart has started to implement the 1 way isles, but not everyone follows them.
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