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Title: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Country Singer on March 11, 2020, 06:53:52 PM
I'm no longer going to update because there's simply no way to track all of the closures.  Please do continue posting updates as you collectively see/hear about them.
I'm adding various trackers for y'all to keep updated.

02APR: Georgia Shelter in Place Order Issued (Document attached to the bottom of this post)

TRACKERS


State of Georgia (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report)


Johns Hopkins Tracker (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)


IHME COVID-19 Projections (https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections)


One Point Three Acres Tracker (https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en)
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This thread is for folks to post schools, companies, etc that are closed due to coronavirus or that have employees working from home in the SEPN footprint.  Also, if you know of public events that are being closed/canceled, e.g. concerts, conventions, or sporting events, post those as well.I'll add them to this post as I can so people can glance without searching through subsequent posts.


Medical


- Government ordered nursing home visitation restrictions (Updated 3/13)


Conventions/Public Events

- Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Conference; Huntsville, AL
- Savannah, GA; St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade (Postponed)
- Atlanta, GA; St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Rome, GA; Rome St. Pat's Parade
- Camden, SC; Carolina Cup cancelled
- Conyers, GA; Cherry Blossom Festival cancelled

Sporting Events

- NCAA; All post season events cancelled for all sports (updated 3/12)
- Special Olympics (Statewide in Georgia); All practices and events suspended through March 31
- NBA; All games suspended for 30 days
- SEC; SEC basketball tournaments cancelled all other sporting events through the end of spring (updated 3/12)
- NASCAR; Homestead, FL race (MAR 22) and Atlanta (MAR 15) postponed (updated 3/13)
- NHL; Season suspended
- MLS; Season suspended for 30 days
- XFL; Season suspended
- Masters Tournament; may limit or exclude fans

Schools - No Longer Updating Due to Volume

- Floyd County, GA; All Floyd County Schools until 25 MAR                           
- City of Rome (GA) Schools; (they are separate from Floyd County) All closed until 04 APR
- Darlington School (Rome, GA) has extended Spring Break by a week till 3/23 for students, staff back on 3/17
- Cobb County, GA; All schools beginning 3/16 (updated 3/12)
- Fulton County, GA; Woodland Middle & Bear Creek Middle closed till 3/23
- Telfair County, GA; until 3/16
- Cobb County, GA Schools; Closed Monday 3/16 until further notice
- Atlanta Schools; Closed also for next 2 weeks minimum
- Decatur (GA) City Schools; Closed indefinitely
- Gwinnett County, GA Schools; Closed indefinitely
- Clayton County, GA Schools; Closed
- DeKalb County, GA Schools; Closed
- Fayette County, GA Schools; Closed
- Dade County, GA Schools; Closed 16-27 March
- Douglas County, GA Schools; Closed two weeks- Jackson County, GA Schools; Closed two weeks
- Henry County, GA Schools; Closed
- Rockdale County, GA Schools; Closed
- Walton County, GA Schools; Closed
- Hall County, GA Schools; Closed 16-20 MAR, school from home
- Gainesville, GA Schools; Closed 16-20 MAR, school from home


- University of Tennessee; All classes online only
- University of South Carolina; On Spring Break, closed the week following (16-22 MAR) then all Classes online only
- Mississippi State University; On Spring Break, closed the week following (16-22 MAR) then all Classes online only
- University of Georgia; Closing all 26 locations starting Monday 3/16, students asked to leave by tomorrow evening (3/13)
- Georgia State; Classes cancelled starting Monday 3/16 for two weeks; will likely transition to online classes only
- Morehouse College; Spring break extended, moving to online classes for remainder of spring semester
- Berry College; Campus closed to visitors, students returning from spring break will be screened
- Shorter University; Classes will go online 23 MAR, resident students asked to leave NLT 15MAR, hardship cases will be reviewed
- University System of Georgia, All Campuses including Georgia Highland campuses; Closed effective 16 MAR

Businesses

- ??? Mystery Company
- Carnival Princess Cruises; Shutdown for 60 days
- Amazon; All employees worldwide recommended to work from home if able
- Publix Stores; Will all close at 8PM each night until further notice (8/13)
- General Motors will shutdown operations at 4pm on 19MAR.


Churches, Social/Volunteer Orgs, and Clubs

- Rome United Methodist has cancelled all services until further notice
- North Fulton ARL; conducting meeting via teleconference
- Amateur Radio Club of Augusta; March meeting cancelled
- LDS Churches; All public gatherings worldwide, including all worship services, classes, and conferences suspended until further notice


Travel

- Federal government suspends all travel, to and from Europe (excluding UK) from 13MAR-12APR.  After Friday, US Citizens can return but must be screened.

Government


- All Department of Defense: Stop movement order for all non-essential travel, OCONUS and CONUS for all military and civilian personnel until 11MAY (updated 3/14)
- Georgia Department of Corrections; Visitation at all facilities suspended through 10 APR.
- GA State Legislature; Closing morning of 3/13, going home.

Notable Non-Southeast


- Disney; All properties closed through the end of March, includes Disney Paris and Disney Cruise Lines
- Broadway, NYC; Theaters closed until 12 APR
- South by Southwest (SXSW) Austin, TX; cancelled, no refunds
- Smithsonian Institute; Closed until further notice
- White House and U.S. Capitol; Closed to tours until 01 APR
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 11, 2020, 07:21:50 PM
There was a scheduled student break for Thurs & Fri for Floyd.  They have since told ALL staff, ALL schools not to come in, except for essential operating personnel, which are NOT teachers/aides/cafeteria, etc. 
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Country Singer on March 11, 2020, 07:27:23 PM
Updated, thanks!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 11, 2020, 07:36:27 PM
North Fulton ARES held it's monthly meeting last night over via computer. The big club NFARL will hold it's meeting the same way next week. Hubby's company has instituted work from home if possible. Lucky he's worked from home for the last 25 years.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 11, 2020, 08:07:32 PM
Government just restricted all access to Nursing Homes. NO VISITORS.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 11, 2020, 08:10:13 PM
Feds, state, county?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Country Singer on March 11, 2020, 08:13:26 PM
Government just restricted all access to Nursing Homes. NO VISITORS.
Which government?  State of Georgia or U.S. government?  Also, do you have a link?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 11, 2020, 08:28:40 PM
I don't know. My sister is in a nursing home and she just called me to tell me that the nursing home called her daughter and told her just what I added her. I'll try to call her back and see if she has anymore information. She just said all nursing homes.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 11, 2020, 08:32:12 PM
All I can find is states:  Washington, Florida, MD, and those all with restrictions.  New Rochelle, NY and ALL the VA Nursing homes.

Other individual nursing home companies are doing their own restrictions or limitations but nothing mandatory here.



Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 11, 2020, 08:40:26 PM
Yesterday they had a restriction on children. I'm trying to find out more but my sister doesn't know anymore. They have hours that you can call to check on them. The family can no longer do the patients laundry.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 11, 2020, 09:07:17 PM
Federal Government calling for nursing home restrictions.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 06:23:10 AM
Fulton County, GA; Woodland Middle & Bear Creek Middle closed till 3/23.

Per 11Alive.com
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 11:12:43 AM
NASCAR race at Homestead NEXT w/e, 3/22.  According to Miami-Dade officials this am no fans.  No word from NASCAR on whether they'll run the race anyway.  I'm guessing not since all those driver memorabilia trucks won't even bother going down.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: cope on March 12, 2020, 02:18:09 PM
Early Release, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Telfair County School District was notified this morning, March 12, 2020, that a student in our system had contact with family members last weekend who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The student has had no symptoms of the Coronavirus. The school district immediately alerted public health officials of the potential exposure. Health officials believe that the risk remains very low. We will remain in contact with local health officials. Out of an abundance of caution, Telfair County School will have early release today at 12:30 p.m. Schools will be closed tomorrow for students and staff. This will allow us to clean and sanitize the affected school as a preventative measure. All extracurricular activities are postponed until Monday, March 16, 2020. The health and safety of our students is always our top priority. We plan to resume normal operation on Monday, March 16, 2020. Parents and students, please monitor system and school websites and social media pages for updates.     https://www.telfairschools.org
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: cope on March 12, 2020, 02:18:48 PM
North Fulton ARES held it's monthly meeting last night over via computer. The big club NFARL will hold it's meeting the same way next week. Hubby's company has instituted work from home if possible. Lucky he's worked from home for the last 25 years.

Do you have links to when and where we can watch the meetings?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 03:49:52 PM
Latest  updates from NASCAR:
Both the Atlanta (this w/e) and Homestead (next w/e) will be run - but no fans.

Other news from FLoyd County:
City of Rome schools (they are sep from County) all closed Friday and Monday,
Darlington School has extended Spring Break by a week till 3/23 for students, staff back on 3/17
Rome United Methodist (the oldest and largest UMC in Rome) has cancelled all services 'til further notice,
Rome St. Pat's parade cancelled.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 12, 2020, 04:29:27 PM
The neighborhood next to mine has canceled it's Friday night get togethers until further notice.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 04:47:50 PM
From CBS Atlanta:

Cobb County Schools closed Monday 'til further notice.
Atlanta Schools closed also  for 2 weeks at least.
UGA closing all 26 locations starting Monday, students asked to leave by tomorrow eve.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 12, 2020, 05:01:41 PM
I wish Georgia State would close. I worry what my son will bring home.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 05:28:38 PM
Decatur City Schools closed indefinitely per CBS Atl.
GA State Legislature closing as of tomorrow am, going home.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures
Post by: tlwagg on March 12, 2020, 05:42:12 PM
I just got a robo call from Georgia State and they are cancelling classes for the next two weeks. Students need to be off campus by 5pm Friday.
Quote
Office of the President

Georgia State University is canceling classes for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, to test its online teaching modules and its business continuity plan, as authorized by the University System of Georgia.

Students are asked to depart Georgia State’s campuses by 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, and to plan to remain away for two weeks.

The university will continue to provide housing for residential students who are unable to leave during these two weeks. At this time, students in university housing are not being asked to move out for the remainder of the semester.

Additional details for students, faculty and staff will be forthcoming.

Mark Becker
President
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 1800EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 06:13:56 PM
Correct NASCAR dates are:
Atlanta 3/15 (THIS weekend)
Homestead 3/22 (NEXT weekend)
No fans at either and NASCAR may still cancel Homestead

And Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton schools all closed also.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 1826EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 12, 2020, 07:22:14 PM
Fox News announced Broadway is closing.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 1826EDT)
Post by: nj_m715 on March 12, 2020, 07:27:08 PM
jackson county closing 2 wks
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 1826EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 07:34:45 PM
City of Rome Schools now closed till 4/4.

Floyd County Schools now closed thru 3/25 (Wed)

Berry College closing the campus to visitors.  Students returning from Spring Break this weekend will be screened for exposure.

Shorter University going online 3/23.  Residents asked to leave by Sunday -hardship exceptions to be reviewed.

All University System of Georgia campuses to be closed Monday, 3/16.  This includes all Georgia Highland campuses.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suspending all public gatherings worldwide, including all worship services, classes, and conferences until further notice.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2015EDT)
Post by: MoleStomper on March 12, 2020, 08:46:02 PM
Hall County and City of Gainesville schools closed next week.  School from home.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2015EDT)
Post by: MoleStomper on March 12, 2020, 08:47:55 PM
Disney World will close Sunday.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 09:41:06 PM
Just in case anyone here was interested, the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, 4/16-19 is cancelled.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: RevJammer on March 12, 2020, 09:42:02 PM
Hamilton County, TN (Chattanooga) schools closed. 


RJ

ETA:
 Alerts
 New IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Catoosa County Public Schools will be closed from March 16th through March 27th. Students will return to school on April 6th after Spring Break. The district is taking this action in an abundance of caution to reduce the opportunity for the spread of COVID-19 among our teachers and students. At this time, there are no known confirmed cases of coronavirus in our community or in Hamilton County; however, we have closed to provide a two-week window for children to be out of school to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread. In addition to closing our schools, the Georgia High School Association is suspending spring sports activities until further notice. All students have a digital device, and digital learning will begin on Monday. Lessons will be posted in each teacher’s Google Classroom. Please visit your child’s school website for additional information. Governor Brian Kemp provided guidance for school systems today, and the state supports school systems closing for a 14-day period for us to better understand and control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 10:06:58 PM
Florida44 reports on FB that Forsyth County Schools are closed next week.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 12, 2020, 10:30:44 PM
Paulding County just jumped onboard for the next 2 weeks.  3/16-29
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 12, 2020, 11:23:07 PM
Quote
Factbox: U.S. Coronavirus cancellations, closings and postponements


(Reuters) - Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States forced cancellations, closings and postponements throughout sports, entertainment and education on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: A nearly empty 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen at rush hour after it was announced that Broadway shows will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in New York, U.S., March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Here is some of the most impactful:
SPORTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - The league suspended spring training games and will delay the start of the 2020 season by at least two weeks. The league said that guidance regarding daily operations and workouts will be relayed to clubs in the coming days.

COLLEGE - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) canceled all sporting events, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were set to begin over the next two weeks.

PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY - The National Hockey League suspended its season with 189 games remaining and all team meetings and practices have been put on pause.

SOCCER - Major League Soccer has suspended its season for 30 days, effective immediately.
CULTURE

MUSEUMS - Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. along with the National Zoo in New York City said that they will be closed on Saturday and did not announce a re-opening date, due “to the rapidly changing nature of the situation.”

THE MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it has temporarily closed its three locations, Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters until further notice.

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME - This year’s induction ceremony, scheduled for May 2, was postponed indefinitely.

BROADWAY - theaters were shut down. Shows will resume the week of April 13.
SCHOOLS

OHIO - At the close of school on Monday all public, private, charter K-12 schools in Ohio will be closed until April 3.

STATE OF WASHINGTON - Schools will be closed in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties until April 24.

KENTUCKY - Governor Andy Beshear recommended schools be closed for two weeks.

MARYLAND - Governor Larry Hogan announced that schools will close starting Monday through March 27.

NEW MEXICO - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a post on Twitter that the state would be closing its public schools for three weeks beginning Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT

WALT DISNEY - The theme park operator said it will close its sites in California and Florida from this weekend through the end of March. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures starting Saturday through the end of the month.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - Comcast Corp’s Universal Studios theme park near Los Angeles also will close on Saturday with plans to reopen on March 28.
GOVERNMENT

SUPREME COURT - The Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. was closed to the public until further notice.

U.S. CAPITOL - The Capitol Visitor Center suspended tours. It said that it expected to reopen for tours on April 1.

WHITE HOUSE - Tours of the White House were suspended.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Abigayle on March 13, 2020, 10:20:16 AM
Fayette Co. Closing, Heard Co, Henry Co Lumkin Co. Madison Co, Morgan Co.  Let's just say most schools in the state....Pickens Co. ect. ect. etc. Our Co. is not showing as closed at this time.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 13, 2020, 10:36:03 AM
Not as many effected but The Old Blind Dog Pub has canceled their St. Patrick's bash. It brings in lots of people as they move the celebration to the parking lot in tents. It's a pretty big thing around here.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 11:45:47 AM
DARN IT!  Both NASCAR races, this Sunday and next are now postponed.  That's my knitting time!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 12:11:35 PM
And if you want anything from Baker Creek Seeds, order it NOW.  Closing down all other parts of the business except shipping - and I doubt that will last long.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 01:50:30 PM
Six Flags over GA closing till 3/30
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Abigayle on March 13, 2020, 03:11:44 PM
Star Lady, Bakers Seed main operation and farm is in Southern MO.  As you know, it is family owned.  I am sure they worry about the multiple-generational exposure.  Maybe they are running low on seed.  I also like Johnny's and Southern Exposure, and Totally Tomatoes.  Territory ahead is also good.  All these offer non-hybrid selections.  Of course hy-brid is o.k. in a pinch and also good for new gardeners that have trouble doing things organically.  Right now, food may be food!  I ordered all my neem oil, etc. very early, just in case.  I am embarrassed to say how many seeds I have.  I shop seeds like many women shop shoes...
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 05:40:27 PM
They aren't low on seed, I just foresee them closing down even that operation as things get worse fast.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 13, 2020, 05:52:01 PM
World of Coke: Closed for two weeks.

High Museum: Closed for two week.

2 Chick-Fli-A's in Dekalb County eill be drive thru only.

Marget Mitchell house closed.

African American Male Wellness Walk: The event has been postponed, along with other public events hosted by the Morehouse School of Medicine.

American Craft Show: Craft fair planned for Cobb Galleria Centre canceled
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Atlanta History Center: Author Lori Gottlieb cancels upcoming Atlanta History Center talk

Atlanta National College Fair: Atlanta National College Fair March 15 cancelled

Atlanta Opera: The final 2 performances of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, have been cancelled

Atlanta Science Festival Expo: Atlanta Science Festival cancels expo due to coronavirus pandemic

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Orchestra subs one violin maestro for another

Avalon: Luck of Avalon canceled; more information to come

Brenau University: All public events canceled through March 20.

City of Atlanta: State of the City Address has been postponed

Cobb County SPLOST open houses: Canceled for the rest of the month.

Colony Square: 2020 Spring Juried Art Exhibit Tannery Row Artist Colony cancelled; more information to come

CNN Studio Tours: CNN temporarily suspends studio tours amid coronavirus concerns

Dad’s Garage: Dad’s Garage pushes carnival fundraiser to late summer

Dental Dash at Dawn for the Developmentally Disabled: The event scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been canceled.

Fox Theatre: NPR is postponing live tapings of Ask Me Another and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! through April 3.

Georgia Chamber of Commerce: Georgia Chamber postpones upcoming events

Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Cognitive Aging conference postponed

HBCU Heroes’ Sports and STEM Camps 2020: The camps scheduled to take place at Clark Atlanta University this Saturday, March 14th and the two following consecutive Saturdays has been postponed.

Hinman Dental Meeting: Annual dental meeting held in Atlanta canceled

17th Annual Jobs Fair at the Georgia International Convention Center: Congressman David Scott announced that the event, set for March 27, has been postponed.

John Lewis celebration: 80th birthday party for congressman is canceled

NAACP Civil Rights and Training Institute: Postponed until further notice

St. Patrick’s Day: Atlanta and Savannah cancel St. Patrick’s Day festival and parades

Sewa International festival: Holi festival organizers announce cancellation over coronavirus concerns

SweetWater 420 festival: SweetWater 420 Fest, including SweetWater 420 Fest 5K, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled.

The World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event: More information to come

Zac Brown Band: Zac Brown Band postpones spring dates on ‘The Owl’ tour

SPORTING EVENTS

    Atlanta United and MLS are suspending games over coronavirus concerns.
    The NBA announced late Wednesday that it has suspended the season. A Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus.
    NCAA cancels all spring and winter championships.
    NASCAR has announced that its event at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be held without fans this weekend.

Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 05:55:24 PM
I'm sure you cut and pasted that but the Atlanta NASCAR race is postponed (so is next week's race at Homestead) .  The haulers started leaving the track this morning.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 12MAR at 2115EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 13, 2020, 06:14:20 PM
Yep cut and pasted. I saw the NASCAR thing but left it in in case something changed.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 13MAR at 1837EDT)
Post by: florida44 on March 13, 2020, 08:43:05 PM
On a positive note I heard all the great museums of the world are starting virtual tours during this time. I intend to visit a few
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 13MAR at 1837EDT)
Post by: MoleStomper on March 13, 2020, 09:53:24 PM
Hall County Schools Will Prepare Student Meals During School Days From Home

In an effort to meet the needs of our students experiencing food insecurity during school days from home, Hall County School District has an established plan to provide meals. From March 16th to 20, members of our school nutrition team will prepare meals to be delivered to student residences through our transportation department. Bus drivers will follow their regular routes once a day at 8:15 AM to deliver these meals.

Families can choose to pick up these meals at their local elementary school in case 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Note: This also applies to high school and high school students who need to collect meals; they must report to the nearest primary school in their group.

Hall County School District is ready to continue providing this service to students in case school from home extends beyond March 20

For additional inquiries, contact Cheryl Jones, Director of School Nutrition: Cheryl.Jones@hallco.org
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 13MAR at 1837EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 13, 2020, 10:08:30 PM
From Publix Corporate:
To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on our shelves, beginning Saturday, March 14 we will adjust store and pharmacy hours companywide to close at 8 p.m. until further notice.

And here's a link to some of those museum tours.  All artsy.  Ima go find some dinosaurs!
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR0YfI6IdAWTt4XGVzT9QLcwvSErRO77WdT8fjspHQjXt9Q8Qfsi1uWAXU8
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 13MAR at 2208EDT)
Post by: MoleStomper on March 13, 2020, 11:01:51 PM
Gwinnett County Schools - meals for students

Meals for students during March 16-20:

     As part of next week’s (March 16-20) work schedule, School Nutrition staff and Transportation staff will coordinate to provide meals for students. GCPS will provide lunch for anyone 18 or younger at 68 school sites in the district. (The list of school sites is found on the next page.) These lunches will be provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program. The student must be present to receive the meal. These 68 sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for meal pick-up. In addition, GCPS school buses will make lunches available for pick up at bus stops near the 68 sites. Information about estimated delivery times at these bus stops will be shared on the GCPS website once they are finalized.

Note: On Thursday, March 19, Gwinnett County Public Schools will announce its plans for March 23-27, following a thorough review of the COVID-19 situation at that time.

The following schools will provide lunch for pick-up to anyone 18 years old or younger the week of March 16-20:

Alcova Elementary School
Alford Elementary
Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
Annistown Elementary School
Arcado Elementary School
Baggett Elementary School
Baldwin Elementary
Beaver Ridge Elementary School
Benefield Elementary School
Berkeley Lake Elementary School
Berkmar High School
Berkmar Middle School
Bethesda Elementary School
Britt Elementary School
Cedar Hill Elementary School
Centerville Elementary School
Central Gwinnett High School
Chesney Elementary School
Corley Elementary School
Discovery High School
Duluth High School
Duluth Middle School
Ferguson Elementary School
Grace Snell Middle School
Graves Elementary School
Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center East
Gwinnett Intervention Education (GIVE) Center West
Harris Elementary School
Hopkins Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
Jenkins Elementary School
Jordan Middle School
Kanoheda Elementary School    Knight Elementary School
Lawrenceville Elementary SchoolLilburn Elementary School
Lilburn Middle School
Lovin Elementary School
Magill Elementary School
McKendree Elementary School
Meadowcreek Elementary School
Meadowcreek High School
Minor Elementary School
Moore Middle School
Nesbit Elementary School
Norcross Elementary School
Norcross High School
Northbrook Middle School
Norton Elementary School
Partee Elementary School
Paul Duke STEM High School
Peachtree Elementary School
Pinckneyville Middle School
Radloff Middle School
Richards Middle School
Rockbridge Elementary School
Rosebud Elementary School
Shiloh Elementary School
Shiloh High School
Shiloh Middle School
Simonton Elementary School
Snellville Middle School
South Gwinnett High School
Stripling Elementary School
Summerour Middle School
Sweetwater Middle School
Sycamore Elementary School
Winn Holt Elementary School
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 14, 2020, 07:43:06 PM
Per CNN, the Georgia Democratic Primary on 3/24 is rescheduled for 5/19.
 
So, if you switched parties to vote for one of the old guys, you'll have to wait.

And in case you were planning a trip, Berlin is closing all their brothels.

I'm getting punch drunk!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: YellowRose on March 14, 2020, 10:45:40 PM
France has closed down all buisnesses but the most essential.  Food stores, pharmacies, banks.... and tobacco stores....
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: RWS on March 15, 2020, 08:46:57 PM
My youngest son called home this evening.  He lives in Downingtown, Pa.  just West of Philly.  He said everything is on locked down there.  I asked about food & he said the grocery stores were open but mostly bare shelves.  He is looking around for seeds to plant but it is still too cold there to plant.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 15, 2020, 09:13:14 PM
LATE SUNDAY
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: “In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, I have declared a State of Emergency within the city of Atlanta, prohibiting large public gatherings of more than 250 people.”
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: BennyMG1 on March 15, 2020, 10:25:52 PM
Mercer University has cancelled classes
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: joebob on March 15, 2020, 10:44:15 PM
Houston Co. schools are closed until further notice.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 16, 2020, 11:24:05 AM
Email from Sam's Club:
We want to let you know that, starting Tuesday, 3/17 we are shifting all club opening hours to 9 am – 8 pm, Monday - Saturday. This is to ensure our associates have ample time to restock, clean and sanitize each club, and to provide you the best possible experience. Our Sunday hours will remain 10 am – 6 pm. Prescheduled Club Pickup orders will still be available for pickup starting at 7 am.

Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 16, 2020, 07:19:28 PM
All Georgia schools closed till the end of March.


https://www.wsbradio.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/kemp-orders-all-public-schools-georgia-closed-through-end-march/Alpzcxpd6xN8f2TGySOyzM/?fbclid=IwAR0jmbaIeIzCETxIZdVWiBc8H582Y-lGw3vs6MvHUoEIs7a1s-jdp3sefF8
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Starlady on March 16, 2020, 07:57:15 PM
NASCAR postpones all races through May 3 - per NASCAR
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: Nemo on March 17, 2020, 08:45:55 AM
Had a couple days at a state park campground in No. Va scheduled for the end of April. Got call, email and credit card refund for cancellation last evening. Park closed for forseeable future.

I am wondering if my visit to a No. Ga Gorge state park in mid April will end up cancelled. I suspect it will.

Nemo
 
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: ProGeek on March 17, 2020, 09:45:43 PM
AMC Theaters are closed.   >:(   I wanted to see that new Vin Diesel movie.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 17, 2020, 11:07:18 PM
My son works for one of the top electrical contractors in the country. He came home from work today and told us that they have closed down two jobs. This isn't surprising as they work at a lot of hospitals. There is gossip going around the job site today that they'll shut down everything next week, but nothing official. Although they didn't hold the safety meeting this morning. He is unsure if he'll be working next week, but he wouldn't mind the time off.

The IBEW 613 has cancelled it's union meeting, lunches, and so on. They closed the the Rome and Columbus offices and ask that all business be conducted by phone. This is in effect from March 16 until April 1.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: RWS on March 18, 2020, 06:28:34 AM
For me I am staying home and bugging all those on the forum.  Just watching all the goings on.  For those out of work it is an opportunity for vacation.  Let's go to the beach!

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/488150-thousands-of-people-head-to-florida-beach-as-officials-urge?utm_source=whatfinger
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated 14MAR at 0018EDT)
Post by: tlwagg on March 18, 2020, 07:45:23 AM
Not to worry RWS the salt water will kill it!  :)

You really can't fix stupid, can you?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Country Singer on March 18, 2020, 07:08:46 PM
General Motors will be shutting down all operations at 4PM tomorrow (Thursday, 19 March).
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Starlady on March 19, 2020, 09:41:17 AM
Per emails I received this morning:

ALL JC Penney stores are closed till 4/2.
ALL Home Depot Stores will change their closing hours to 6 pm starting today.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: RWS on March 19, 2020, 11:17:11 AM
All Charles Swab offices are closed.  I believe there is one downtown Atlanta.  They still are answering their phone and you can still trade online.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Abigayle on March 20, 2020, 08:23:57 AM
City of Albany, sheltering in place, asked to stay in their homes.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: tlwagg on March 20, 2020, 05:15:56 PM
Not a closure but:
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Under the resolution, South Fulton officials have also issued a curfew between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. for all residents, excluding people going to and from work, emergency personnel, essential city personnel, and people making deliveries.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: tlwagg on March 20, 2020, 05:24:03 PM
Here's a now list of some of the stores designating shopping time for seniors.
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All Whole Foods in the U.S. and Canada have started serving customers ages 60 and older one hour before opening stores to the public, the company said.

In a similar effort, Target will be allocating the first shopping hour of every Wednesday for the elderly and customers with underlying health concerns only, the company's CEO, Brad Cornell, said.

As for Walmart, the major retail chain is offering an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 or older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will be open during that time.

Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7-8 a.m. as senior hours and will be open for customers age 65 and older. The Publix pharmacy will also open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday to serve the senior population.

Kroger is testing opening its stores for a brief time to senior citizens. The comapny's Smith's Food & Drug Stores division is opening to seniors only from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Winn-Dixie is designating a special shopping hour to seniors and high-risk customers from 8 a.m. 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, in all stores

Dollar General announced it will dedicate the first hour of shopping to seniors.

Detwiler's said anyone who is 65 or older or is disabled will have the stores to themselves from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: RWS on March 23, 2020, 01:00:14 PM
Forrest Service Campgrounds closed until May 15th or When???


This location is closed. Affected reservations have been cancelled and refunds have been issued. Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Lilburner on March 23, 2020, 02:12:21 PM
Not so much a local closure, but...
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: nj_m715 on March 23, 2020, 02:23:59 PM
if I lived in the city, camping would be a good idea
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Starlady on March 24, 2020, 01:09:13 AM
City of Rome shutting down at 5pm Tuesday,  Floyd County meets Tuesday at 6 to consider the same.

Pretty much the same limitations as everywhere else:  essential travel for food/meds only, restaurants only take out/curbside or delivery, banks & credit unions exempt, all open businesses must work to keep patrons
separate, etc. 

Here's a link if anyone wants the details.  From what I've read in news reports of many other places, it's fairly standard.  Please note the many services still available.

https://romegeorgia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ordinance-3.23.pdf
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Starlady on March 24, 2020, 08:55:11 PM
Cobb County issued SIP effective noon on Wednesday.

Floyd County issued SIP effective around 2am Wednesday.

Both counties included business shutdowns with the usual exemptions (medical, food, repair businesses, etc.) 
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: RWS on March 25, 2020, 03:52:19 PM
Smoakies BBQ I75 exit 102.  I wanted to support my friend that owns Smoakies.  I was going by there this evening and pick up a Lb of BBQ and a quart of brunswick stew.  I thought I would call first.  The answering machine told me they were closed until May 1st.  The wife is working on supper now.  Glad I called early.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Country Singer on March 29, 2020, 09:31:15 PM
Camden County, GA has gone to a 24-hour curfew for non-essential travel; exceptions are for medical, food, and fuel.  Only local traffic is being allowed.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: bountyhunter on March 30, 2020, 08:36:23 AM
Camden County? Wonder how that effects Kings Bay TRF NSSF?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Country Singer on March 30, 2020, 10:11:41 AM
Camden County? Wonder how that effects Kings Bay TRF NSSF?

First hand report I got (from someone who works on base there) is Health Protection Condition Charlie and only mission critical personnel on base.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Lilburner on March 30, 2020, 11:36:57 AM
Things are still pretty laissez-faire up here. Curious about Home Depots in lockdown areas. Imagine having a home emergency!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: Starlady on March 30, 2020, 12:27:06 PM
FLoyd has a pretty strict SIP but plumbers, electricians, contractors and supply stores are exempt  if they can maintain spacing - so home emergencies can be taken care of.    As a matter of fact, my AC guys are coming this aft for the semi-annual  maintenance.  They did ask if I'd been out of the country, in a hot spot or had a fever before booking the appt, though.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated as I Can)
Post by: BennyMG1 on March 31, 2020, 05:05:18 PM
Trying to decide where to post this.

I decided to continue with my scheduled supply run today since I’m hearing both positive and negative stories with regard to virus projections. My normal run consists of three stops. The first is Walmart. I was there when they opened at 0700. It wasn’t too crowded and I was able to get everything on my list plus some. I bought extra of things that keep well. I did notice there was no rice, but it wasn’t on my list anyway. Checkout was a breeze and only witness one “meltdown” when some lady tried to buy four giant packs of toilet paper. The limit was one and she was making issue of it. My second stop was the commissary. They don’t open till 0900 and I was there at 0820. There was already a line to get in and I was about 25 people back. When they opened at 9, I didn’t tarry and went right to what I needed. They had limits on a lot of things including meats. The shelves were much more bare than Wally World. I figured DECA would have a bit better supply chain. I was done shopping at 0925 and found there was already a line for the two registers they had open. I finally checked out at 1000. I skipped my third stop and headed home. Traffic was much lighter in Warner Robins which was nice.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Links to Trackers)
Post by: Country Singer on March 31, 2020, 06:26:10 PM
Updated the main post with links to tracking sites.  The IHME projection site is very interesting (https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections). There is a dropdown menu where you see "United States of America" that allows you to see projections for each state.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Links to Trackers)
Post by: Starlady on April 01, 2020, 05:03:32 PM
Per the Govr's 4pm update, which is still going on, STATEWIDE Shelter in Place Order being signed tomorrow to be effective Friday.  All GA schools closed for the remainder of the year, except for online learning.  State Police will be assisting counties in enforcing their SIP orders.

Georgia peak expected around the 23rd.

I'm also seeing more and more articles about EVERYONE wearing masks when out, even on authorized exemption trips.  Because they are discovering that asymptomatic folks CAN spread it.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Country Singer on April 02, 2020, 06:35:33 PM
I attached the Georgia Shelter in Place order to the first post.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 03, 2020, 10:03:52 PM
New hours for TruPrep
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In-Store Operation Changes and New Hours
Governor Kemp signed a new executive order today in which affects the operation of "non-essential" businesses through April 13.  Per the referenced federal guidelines in the executive order, TruPrep DOES qualify as a "critical infrastructure" business.

In light of this, we WILL remain OPEN, but will be adjusting our hours of operation and establishing some guidelines to reduce exposure to our valued employees and customers.  Effective immediately, our hours of operation are changing to noon until 5pm every day through April 13.  Additionally, we will be limiting the number of customers in the store at one time to no more than 10 customers.  Thank you for your understanding as we all work through this process together.  We will re-evaluate these guidelines if necessary in light of any state or federal mandates.

Workshop Cancellations
In addition to the retail store changes, we are cancelling all workshops and events that make use of our classroom until the social distancing requirements are lifted.  We will keep you posted on any updates.

Free FFL Transfers Temporarily Suspended
In addition to social distancing, we have had to temporarily suspend new FREE FFL transfers during the outbreak.  The reason for this is due to a huge increase is online purchasing and use of our free transfer service during the outbreak.  Unfortunately, the outbreak has also resulted in a huge increase in in-store traffic which has put a strain on our resources.  This means we haven't been able to process them in a timely manner and has resulted in some frustrations for our customers.  We feel the best way to handle this is to suspend free FFL transfers until things return to normal.  We will continue to process any free transfers that have already been requested as well as any new transfers that are handled using our Expedited Transfer process.  For more information, see our  FFL Transfer Page.

So far, all of our customers have been very understanding and we appreciate you and your support during this time!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 04, 2020, 11:10:40 AM
I am guessing they don't have much left to sell.  I tried sending my kids some Mountain House a month ago and there was very little left  at that time.  Walmart is limiting the number of people inside the store at one time to around 25% of it's usual volume.  They will enter in lines, and stay six feet apart.  I wonder if the usual inconsiderate clientele will still take six kids and a support dog with them.. Hopefully, they will want some alone time...
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: cope on April 05, 2020, 12:32:13 PM
my county Crawford got its first case of covid 19. Was only a matter of time :(
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 05, 2020, 01:39:32 PM
Cope, the first case they have recorded.... Our country has at least twice the number of recorded cases..
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 06, 2020, 10:24:41 AM
My nice sent me this. "GA Cattleman's Association is canceling sales at their barns all over the state for at least 2 weeks which means beef prices will probably go up."
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 21, 2020, 05:58:43 AM
Georgia and Tennessee Announce Plans to Lift Economic Lockdown Orders — Georgia Gyms, Salons, Bowling Alleys to Reopen by End of the Week

Kemp says gyms, salons, bowling alleys will reopen by the end of the week and restaurants will be allowed to reopen next week.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/georgia-tennessee-announce-plans-lift-economic-lockdown-orders-georgia-gyms-salons-bowling-allies-reopen-end-week/
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 21, 2020, 09:30:23 AM
I need a hair cut but how can it be safe?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 21, 2020, 10:03:32 AM
I need a hair cut but how can it be safe?
The last hair cut I got, I asked for a pandemic hair cut.  The barber asked "What it that?".  I told him to cut it short so I could go at least 8 weeks..... It is just now looking like myself again.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 21, 2020, 01:36:27 PM
I always cut mine in the spring so it can grow back by fall to cover my neck when it gets cold. I knew I should have gotten my hair cut in February.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Ravenwood1950 on April 21, 2020, 06:36:16 PM
I will  have to wear a sack over my head when I go out in public or I will frighten folks. :(
Ravenwood
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 21, 2020, 07:56:57 PM
Ravenwood, we don't have to go out, just because they say we can.  I don't know about you, but I am not working out in the gym anytime soon.  As for that tattoo I have been putting off for sixty years, well it is just going to have to wait a little longer.  I was shocked to hear that we were opening early, when we don't have enough tests out there.  I understand people needing to get back to work, I really do.  But I think this is being poorly handled.
Our healthcare system does not even have all the equipment it needs and things as simple as swabs are in short supply.
Wish they had gotten all their ducks in a row, before sending grandma to the bowling alley on Friday.  Some people will think that if they say it is o.k., then it must be fine... Today, with the exception of one early outing and one trip to Kroger, with mask and gloves, I have been in for six weeks.  I was really thinking of others, and keeping the spread down.  If we die, we die...not that we want to go today, or anything.  It is not a nice way to go, like reading a book in your rocking chair and then you are gone.  In short (too late for that) the Governor of Ga. is screwing up, just like that past Gov. with the snow storm..too soon and not soon enough...  By the way, I can relate on the hair issue... but we are all in the same boat.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Starlady on April 21, 2020, 08:05:08 PM
I intend to go out a bit:  to the PO to mail blown eggs to my stepsister and some usnea to a friend - both of them have been waiting for over 3 weeks now, and to go get my 3 pair of geese!  I have hens and hatching eggs and eating eggs to deliver.

That said, I carry 2 masks and a box of gloves in the car, along with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes - all of which I will be using liberally.   Until the antibody test comes and/or a vaccine I can believe in (which would NOT involve Bill Gates), I'll continue this practice because I don't see this just going away.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 21, 2020, 08:20:49 PM
   Until the antibody test comes and/or a vaccine I can believe in (which would NOT involve Bill Gates), I'll continue this practice because I don't see this just going away.
I called my county health department yesterday.  I asked them if I could get an antibody test.  You would have thought I was speaking greek.  They have no test, don't know when or where I might get one.  So don't be in a hurry......
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 21, 2020, 08:45:52 PM
Star Lady, when I leave here, I plan to do the same thing.
Yesterday, I ventured out for the first time, to Kroger's. I had heard that the senior hour was full and the checkouts were long.  When I got there, the line was all the way down the sidewalk.  We were told to stay six feet apart, which everyone had already established. Everyone had masks, some had gloves, including me.  Once inside, we were told which cart to take and where to get it. Entering, we were told to move to the right and remain six feet apart in the store.  Actually, it went really well.  I snagged three pounds of nice looking bacon.  Three half gallons of organic 2% milk, date June 18th, Twelve rolls of decent toilet paper, Twelve rolls of paper towels.  There were only a few left of each, limit one.  I wanted to restock, from my six weeks inside....only fair... There was meat, pork ribs were up to 4.99 a lb.  Rice was cleared out except for some 60 second stuff, beans only in the Mexican Dept.  Canned beans were worked over pretty well.  I did get some sauces, in packets that I like to keep on hand for different flavoring on roasts, etc.  The wine supply was good, until I finished in that isle:). I did get lots of boxed broth, to use with rice and beans.  The store was pretty well stocked.  I didn't check meat, chicken or fish, as I don't have any room left and need to use what I have.  I am good for a month, and will only do a few things, with a few people, when this curfew is lifted.  Going to take more of a wait and see attitude.  Why go through all this to screw up now???  I think we are on the wrong side of the curve.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 22, 2020, 06:06:29 AM
We can look at the past month and consider it a dry run.  Lets look and see what preps need to be improved, ect.  From what I am hearing we could see another round in the Fall.  I hope that long before then the doctors will be allowed to prescribe HydroxyChloroquine as a preventative.  It shoud only take one pill a week to keep the virus away.  I think that would be great.  All the stores & resterants can remain open.  I would even be able to get a new set of tires for my car.  No worry about a hair cut, just go get one.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Lilburner on April 22, 2020, 07:50:12 AM
Is HydroxyChloroquine a preventative?

There's so much misinformation going around, much of it willfully deliberate. But it was my understanding that it only alleviates the symptoms, and doesn't remove the virus from the body. I'd very much like to be wrong if it is indeed a preventative.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 22, 2020, 09:23:07 AM
Recent study at a VA showed little improvement, if any.  This was a small sampling.  You are right, lots of mis-information.  Now they are saying that if a person donates plasma and the person that donates did not have a severe case, it won't work...not enough anti-bodies.
Keep the toilet paper flowing (nice little pun, if I do say so myself).  The jury is still out as to whether we will have a rough fall with this monster or not. The Doc's can not agree.
We just ordered another freezer and it will be delivered in July.  Our twenty-two year old granddaughter is coming to live with us in July.  She is pretty small, and would hate to break a nail.  We will have to re-train her...
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 22, 2020, 09:44:56 AM
Abigayle how many people were in that VA study? Someone one on NextDoor was telling me it was the largest study yet and even though it isn't peer reviewed it proved Chloroquine didn't work.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 22, 2020, 10:38:23 AM
Is HydroxyChloroquine a preventative?

There's so much misinformation going around, much of it willfully deliberate. But it was my understanding that it only alleviates the symptoms, and doesn't remove the virus from the body. I'd very much like to be wrong if it is indeed a preventative.
Hydroxychloroquine given with a little zinc seals the virus so it will not multiply(or slows down the multiplication).  They your immune system kills the virus.  If the virus keeps multiplying your immune system ramps up so much trying to kill all the virus that it starts to kill your kidneys and liver ie. you  I did read it will also act as a preventative.  When I visited my Dr 2 weeks ago I asked him if he would prescribe it for preventative and he said 4 weeks.  Evidently there is a trial that will be over in another 2 weeks.  It is a shame to have something that works, is cheap and you are not allowed to have it.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 22, 2020, 11:17:11 AM
Is HydroxyChloroquine a preventative?

There's so much misinformation going around, much of it willfully deliberate. But it was my understanding that it only alleviates the symptoms, and doesn't remove the virus from the body. I'd very much like to be wrong if it is indeed a preventative.
Today is Wednesday and the wife wanted to go to the grocery store.  It is too wet to do much in the garden, so I volunteered to drive miss Daisy.  I took some left over jalapeno pepper plants to a friend that lives down the road from the grocery.  While talking to him we discussed the virus.  I told him I had some quinine pills like we used to take in Vietnam.  He smiled and said he had tonic water and gin.  Tonic water has quinine in it.  You would need to drink 1.8 liters of tonic water to get the equivalent quinine in a 200mg pill.  Of course you would have a week to do it.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 22, 2020, 12:39:06 PM
If you price tonic water right now, you will be shocked! Maybe it will come back down soon.  It's a good summer drink, but not that good....That's about enough to float a boat... I guess you could just drink tonic and lime or lemon, but that would take all the fun out of the fizz... :
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on April 28, 2020, 03:16:12 PM
https://100percentfedup.com/laura-ingraham-exposes-bogus-study-pushed-by-anti-trump-media-shockingly-irresponsible/

President Donald Trump plans to order U.S. meat processing plants facing concerns about coronavirus outbreaks to stay open to protect the country's food supply, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Trump is likely to sign an executive order later in the day using the Defense Production Act to mandate that the plants continue to function, the official said.

Read Newsmax: Trump Says He's Issuing Order for Tyson's 'Unique' Liability | Newsmax.com
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Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 28, 2020, 04:41:04 PM
so, do the managers know how to process meat?  If people are scared, they may not go back.  If people look at child care, and the expense of going to work, even in a plant, they may choose to stay home, and be better off for it.  We can not tell at this point, if we have just created a new welfare class.
Can Trump force a China owned company located here, to stay open?  This is not a rhetorical question.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: ProGeek on April 29, 2020, 12:37:31 PM
Can Trump force a China owned company located here, to stay open?  This is not a rhetorical question.

Yes, they can staff it with the national guard if needed.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Abigayle on April 29, 2020, 02:15:51 PM
Pro-Geek, How long to you think it will take the managers to teach the National Guard as meat cutters?  Those poor people, sign up for the guard, cut meat and spray nursing homes...Probably not the skills they signed up to learn.
I am still cooking whole chickens because I can not do a decent job cutting one up.
Just heard on the news that they are hiring people in the slaughter houses, just to kill the hogs.....then what????
Crazy world, just keeps getting crazier...
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: Country Singer on April 29, 2020, 03:37:54 PM
I. Can't. Even...
The WHO has now decided that there was never a need for lock downs (https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/who-lauds-sweden-as-model-for-resisting-coronavirus-lockdown/).
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: bountyhunter on April 29, 2020, 04:00:18 PM
The World Health Organization is as useless as they come!
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 29, 2020, 05:09:48 PM
Is anyone still listening to them?
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: tlwagg on April 29, 2020, 06:04:56 PM
Georgia shelter in place order expires Thursday, the governor will update the rules tomorrow.
Title: Re: Coronavirus Closures (Updated With Georgia Shelter in Place Order)
Post by: RWS on May 01, 2020, 06:35:33 AM
Georgia shelter in place order expires Thursday, the governor will update the rules tomorrow.
Here is a link to an article on Georgia SIP.

https://breaking911.com/georgia-governor-will-allow-shelter-in-place-order-to-expire-tonight/?utm_source=whatfinger