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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    People are rightly questioning the actions of their leaders; they would be foolish not to do so. People who live in an area that has not had a covid case within 100 miles of where they live were told they cannot work, go to church or attend their daughter’s graduation. Their mother is in a hospital and they cannot visit her, even if she is going to die. They are watching their life’s work crumble and are powerless to do anything about it. It is wrong to dismiss their misery as mere complacency, being tired of staying home or wanting to make a statement. Doing so when one is secure in one’s finances smacks of smugness. I have a close friend who’s wife had emergency surgery 10 days ago and remains in serious condition. He hasn’t seen her since she entered the hospital. This in a county that has zero active cases and the last case was five weeks ago, and a state that has three people in the hospital. Decisions about how to respond should be made by the lowest possible level of government, not by federal governments or people on the internet.
    In Iowa those decisions have been made at the State level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    People are rightly questioning the actions of their leaders; they would be foolish not to do so. People who live in an area that has not had a covid case within 100 miles of where they live were told they cannot work, go to church or attend their daughter’s graduation. Their mother is in a hospital and they cannot visit her, even if she is going to die. They are watching their life’s work crumble and are powerless to do anything about it. It is wrong to dismiss their misery as mere complacency, being tired of staying home or wanting to make a statement. Doing so when one is secure in one’s finances smacks of smugness. I have a close friend who’s wife had emergency surgery 10 days ago and remains in serious condition. He hasn’t seen her since she entered the hospital. This in a county that has zero active cases and the last case was five weeks ago, and a state that has three people in the hospital. Decisions about how to respond should be made by the lowest possible level of government, not by federal governments or people on the internet.
    Any chance limiting travel/contact has kept that county’s infection rate at such a low level?
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    GM's Employee Guidelines for Returning to work

    With the restart of the auto plants, GM generated a COVID-19 policy based on their experience in China and S. Korea. Masks and Safety Glasses all the time on company grounds and a request to limit non-family exposures when not at work. It's an interesting read. Chrysler and Ford have had some restart issues at some plants due to new infections.

    The strong caution that "my mask protects you" ............. means that when you don't wear a mask, I'm not protected (unless, I'm wearing an N95 mask)

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    MemoriL Day weekend

    Time to remember it's not barbecue weekend, get drunk weekend. It's to reflect on why we have the gift of life that we have. Others gave up their lives, for what we today enjoy. Don't forget those sacrifices. That they were not in vain. Protect the gift given. Pass it on. It's a very deeply moving weekend of introspection, reflection and sense of thankfulness.

    Miller to Ryan, "Earn this, earn it."

    Just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Time to remember it's not barbecue weekend, get drunk weekend. It's to reflect on why we have the gift of life that we have. Others gave up their lives, for what we today enjoy. Don't forget those sacrifices. That they were not in vain. Protect the gift given. Pass it on. It's a very deeply moving weekend of introspection, reflection and sense of thankfulness.

    Miller to Ryan, "Earn this, earn it."

    Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Time to remember it's not barbecue weekend, get drunk weekend. It's to reflect on why we have the gift of life that we have. Others gave up their lives, for what we today enjoy. Don't forget those sacrifices. That they were not in vain. Protect the gift given. Pass it on. It's a very deeply moving weekend of introspection, reflection and sense of thankfulness.

    Miller to Ryan, "Earn this, earn it."

    Just sayin.
    Truly, as a nation, we have all but forgotten this holiday was created, so very good reminder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Time to remember it's not barbecue weekend, get drunk weekend. It's to reflect on why we have the gift of life that we have. Others gave up their lives, for what we today enjoy. Don't forget those sacrifices. That they were not in vain. Protect the gift given. Pass it on. It's a very deeply moving weekend of introspection, reflection and sense of thankfulness.

    Miller to Ryan, "Earn this, earn it."

    Just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Time to remember it's not barbecue weekend, get drunk weekend. It's to reflect on why we have the gift of life that we have. Others gave up their lives, for what we today enjoy. Don't forget those sacrifices. That they were not in vain. Protect the gift given. Pass it on. It's a very deeply moving weekend of introspection, reflection and sense of thankfulness.

    Miller to Ryan, "Earn this, earn it."

    Just sayin.
    Well said!
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    Based on the current COVID-19 fatality rates, Memorial Day may mark the 100,000 death point for the US.
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    I have a feeling that the authorities would like “contact” limits to continue. I also have a feeling that the general population is busting to get out and on the move..... tired of the lockdown.
    It looks like this staged opening is a way to see if the country can get moving and get moving safely. Probably a good idea to stay away from large groups that are not being responsible with masks or distancing.
    From Massachusetts-
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    805 new cases yesterday.
    Be safe.
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    In PA, the red, yellow and green conditions all include 6~15ft spacing and masks, but people forget that...........their mask protects the other person (reducing the "spray" of their breath) but doesn't do much to protect themselves. So, if the other person isn't wearing a mask, you need to stay as far away as possible.

    Sadly, there's no effective means of enforcing this behavior in public spaces. However, business owners have control of what happens on their properties (see the GM guidelines posted above).

    In many ways, it's similar to dealing with the "loud pipes saves lives folks". They're setting the standard, you can choose to leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    In PA, the red, yellow and green conditions all include 6~15ft spacing and masks, .
    What is red, yellow, green?
    Different restrictions for different businesses or different restrictions for different parts of the state?
    For awhile Iowa had different rules for the high risk counties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    What is red, yellow, green?
    Different restrictions for different businesses or different restrictions for different parts of the state?
    For awhile Iowa had different rules for the high risk counties.
    Yes. Red, the most restrictive guidelines, apply to those counties with the highest rates. Currently, that's Philly, the counties on the southeastern border with NJ. Green, the least restrictive, apples to the rural counties, but requires following CDC guidelines for spacing, masks and group size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Yes. Red, the most restrictive guidelines, apply to those counties with the highest rates. ]
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