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Postby Tyler » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:12 pm

So as you all know by now, COVID19, also known as the Corona virus, is hitting the entire planet pretty hard right now. I personally have to keep working because I am an essential employee, according to not only my country, but my state. Some other people aren't as lucky, and have either been laid off because of it, or are forced to go without pay because of it.

It's important that you practice good sanitary living while this pandemic is going on. Wash your hands for twenty seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not available where you're at, hand sanitizer also works, but soap and water is recommended before it.

Another thing that is recommended is what is being called "Social distancing". What that means is that you're supposed to stay six feet away from people, and have no physical contact with them. I'm a guy that shakes people's hands. I haven't been. Don't touch elbows either. That's what we used to do at work, but we're not doing it now.

There are other things you can do to stay safe. Cough or sneeze into your elbow instead of your hand. Don't share food or drinks with others, things like that.

It's okay to be afraid of this because it is scary. There's no such thing as being too cautious when dealing with this, and if anyone tells you there is, don't listen to them.

There are only three symptoms for this virus, and they're shortness of breath, coughing, and a fever. They can come up two to fourteen days after exposure, and from the words of people who have had it and recovered, it comes fast and hard. If you are experiencing these symptoms, quarantine yourself, and do not have contact with anyone, with maybe the exception of medical professionals. Instead of going to the emergency room, call the hospital, and ask what you should do.

Stay safe everyone, and remember, we're all in this together.
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Postby Wally58 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:07 am

The Virus can start out without any apparent symptoms also.

I remember wanting to help in times like these, but feeling helpless about the situation and not knowing what I could do to help as an individual. :shock:

The Red Cross needs blood donations badly. That is one way I can help people. It may be a 'drop in the bucket', but it will help me feel better having done something instead of nothing.
If you have never donated before, it is something you might consider doing to help others. The facilities are sterile and the staff is great.

I have a bad feeling that this pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better. Stay well. Stay safe. Remain calm and alert to your surroundings.

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Postby Snaga » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:23 pm

It is very scary... we will at my house, be dropping going out for much of anything, very quickly over this week- there are no local cases (yet) but that is sure to change.

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Postby Manners73 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:20 pm

It is a $#%^ situation for everyone.

My office has closed today so I'll be working from home for the foreseeable.

Stay safe everyone.
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