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Coronavirus and other pandemics

AG74683

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He's probably a little gun-shy right now after he closed bars & restaurants, & then Lt. Gov. whined about it (to make it an election issue) last week.

He closed down barber, salons, sweepstakes and more this week (effective tonight), so maybe he has a plan to shut things down in steps.

He'll probably shut everything else down next week. Several locals are already dong it so its just a matter of time.
Still no word on a total shut down. Just about everyone I've talked to seems a little fed up with the fact that he hasn't mandated it statewide yet. I think his lack of action on this is likely to cost him the election, not the other way around.
 

michaelskis

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Still no word on a total shut down. Just about everyone I've talked to seems a little fed up with the fact that he hasn't mandated it statewide yet. I think his lack of action on this is likely to cost him the election, not the other way around.
Our County goes into "Stay At Home" at 5, down in Charlotte, they are already there, and Durham County is announcing today.



On a side note, for those of you who are in a "Stay at Home" order, how are you handling code enforcement. Do you still have someone out doing inspections and sending violation notices or has it been suspended, or is it something else?
 

Dan

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My employer extended the "paid if you're working from home or unable to work" order to April 12. We still get full pay, but they want honest timesheets, understanding that we're probably not doing true 7.5 hour days.

Had a conversation with the town attorney yesterday. The town is in good financial shape. That brings a little bit of relief to my anxiety.

This is allergy shot day for me. I think the allergist is still open.
 

Hink

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On a side note, for those of you who are in a "Stay at Home" order, how are you handling code enforcement. Do you still have someone out doing inspections and sending violation notices or has it been suspended, or is it something else?
We are not being crazy with enforcement right now. Those that are putting up temporary signs and other things about being open and drive thru or pick up areas are getting ignored. They are feeling such pain right now, it is hard for me to force my code enforcement officer to put down the hammer on them.
 

WSU MUP Student

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My employer extended the "paid if you're working from home or unable to work" order to April 12. We still get full pay, but they want honest timesheets, understanding that we're probably not doing true 7.5 hour days.

This has made me wish my position was still one of the hourly ones in the department because (even though I find the time to post on here) I am probably working close to 10 hours a day lately so I could get some overtime. I work with both our workforce development and economic development and we are getting slammed with requests, especially now that we're working on grants for businesses to be able to weather through this storm. I've been averaging about 60 emails a day this week solely from random requests from businesses using our automated web system and that doesn't even account for internal requests from members of our team who are fielding requests from businesses they already have relationships with...
 

michaelskis

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Still no word on a total shut down. Just about everyone I've talked to seems a little fed up with the fact that he hasn't mandated it statewide yet. I think his lack of action on this is likely to cost him the election, not the other way around.
I just learned that he will be issuing an order.
 

luckless pedestrian

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Well, I am working from home. My husband got tested Wednesday afternoon. He has a bad chest cold and I made him call his doctor who made him come in immediately for the test.

We are supposed to hear in 3 to 5 days.

Protocol for me is to report it and I am home until we know he has it or not.

At our first emergency planning meeting at my city, when it was my turn to speak, I asked if we would prepare laptops and access to the server so people who needed to go home could still work. I was politely ignored and now we have only a few laptops. Luckily my husband has a laptop and he's not using it as he's not feeling well.

I feel like I started a tsunami as our secretary is working from home because she is nervous now and I hear others are too. Because all the residents are home too, we are now getting calls from abutters to projects - people that likely never paid attention to an abutter notice suddenly want to see projects.

I think the director is irritated which I get, so I am stressed out. So she has had to go into the server to get documents to send to the calls/emails. If I had access to the server, I could easily do all of it.

It's a little like leprosy-feeling. My friends have brought over some things I needed from the store which is so nice. They are left on my stoop and I wave.

and, I am so worried my husband does have it so I'm a little weepy and scared.

My husband is mad at me because he thinks I shouldn't have told my office. He also got mad I told a few of our friends.

and my MIL who lives with us is worried about who is going to make her lunch.

ugh
 

terraplnr

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Well, I am working from home. My husband got tested Wednesday afternoon. He has a bad chest cold and I made him call his doctor who made him come in immediately for the test.

We are supposed to hear in 3 to 5 days.

Protocol for me is to report it and I am home until we know he has it or not.

At our first emergency planning meeting at my city, when it was my turn to speak, I asked if we would prepare laptops and access to the server so people who needed to go home could still work. I was politely ignored and now we have only a few laptops. Luckily my husband has a laptop and he's not using it as he's not feeling well.

I feel like I started a tsunami as our secretary is working from home because she is nervous now and I hear others are too. Because all the residents are home too, we are now getting calls from abutters to projects - people that likely never paid attention to an abutter notice suddenly want to see projects.

I think the director is irritated which I get, so I am stressed out. So she has had to go into the server to get documents to send to the calls/emails. If I had access to the server, I could easily do all of it.

It's a little like leprosy-feeling. My friends have brought over some things I needed from the store which is so nice. They are left on my stoop and I wave.

and, I am so worried my husband does have it so I'm a little weepy and scared.

My husband is mad at me because he thinks I shouldn't have told my office. He also got mad I told a few of our friends.

and my MIL who lives with us is worried about who is going to make her lunch.

ugh
I'm sorry lp, that sounds really hard. I'm glad your husband could get tested, but the long wait time really sucks. At least today is "Friday" so you can take a couple of days off from the work server stress, hopefully. Try not to worry about the director's irritation - you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, and what your work has enabled you to do, so there's no more you can do.
 

kms

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Well, I am working from home. My husband got tested Wednesday afternoon. He has a bad chest cold and I made him call his doctor who made him come in immediately for the test.

We are supposed to hear in 3 to 5 days.

Protocol for me is to report it and I am home until we know he has it or not.

At our first emergency planning meeting at my city, when it was my turn to speak, I asked if we would prepare laptops and access to the server so people who needed to go home could still work. I was politely ignored and now we have only a few laptops. Luckily my husband has a laptop and he's not using it as he's not feeling well.

I feel like I started a tsunami as our secretary is working from home because she is nervous now and I hear others are too. Because all the residents are home too, we are now getting calls from abutters to projects - people that likely never paid attention to an abutter notice suddenly want to see projects.

I think the director is irritated which I get, so I am stressed out. So she has had to go into the server to get documents to send to the calls/emails. If I had access to the server, I could easily do all of it.

It's a little like leprosy-feeling. My friends have brought over some things I needed from the store which is so nice. They are left on my stoop and I wave.

and, I am so worried my husband does have it so I'm a little weepy and scared.

My husband is mad at me because he thinks I shouldn't have told my office. He also got mad I told a few of our friends.

and my MIL who lives with us is worried about who is going to make her lunch.

ugh
I’m sorry this is all happening. I hope that Mr. lp tests negative. So many offices just aren’t prepared for this. Everyone is overwhelmed and stressed. Do you best to relax and not worry. Just make the sandwich. 😁
 

kms

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I’m back from my afternoon get away from the screen walk. All the on street parking places are full and traffic is moving through like it does on a regular week day. It must be Round 3 of panic shopping. The governor’s ordering our county to stay at home. I don’t know why people are stopping here, though. It’s after lunch and the only open businesses are restaurants and an auto parts store.
 

terraplnr

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One small but beneficial side effect. . . now that I'm working from home (instead of being a single-occupant vehicle traveler to/from work), I can claim my employer's TDM benefit and earn a little bit of extra vacation time.
 

Dan

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This was in the middle of the road this morning on my way in to work. Not sure what the universe is trying to tell me.
Post of the Day. Have some hand sanitizer and toilet paper. :tp::tp::sanitizer::sanitizer:

A few days ago, I tossed an empty container of Clorox wipes in the recycling bin. I'm not creative enough to think of a practical joke I could do with it.
 

Dan

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Buffalo Evening News, October 28, 1918. This ad took balls the size of church bells.

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Buffalo Evening News, December 4, 1918

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michaelskis

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We are implementing remote EOC starting today and everyone is video-conferencing through teams from home.

Our orders still allow for the construction of houses to continue and while we are suspending code enforcement for the time being, we have a couple of people flipping out that we are not going to tell their neighbors to mow the grass.
 

kms

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I rode my bike around town here for a little while. We don’t have a bike lane, so I used the empty parking spaces. 😊
 

Veloise

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Found a way to stay busy. Last Friday the idea of sewing face masks hit a bunch of people all at once, and very quickly a bunch of FB groups and websites got developed.

I'm an admin in a FB group where I add helpful advice and answer questions. (If I can keep hundreds of people happy and productive, that's worth my time much more than my own sewing.) My latest: I took photos of various household items to use as the nose wire, explained how to install.
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nosepiece collage.jpg
 
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