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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Good advice, maybe, but with a factor to think about. I am 75 years old with COPD, but the concern applies to everybody. If I go to the grocery store every week instead of, for example, every two weeks I double my opportunity to come in contact with the virus. Where we live "normal" shopping would be to go to Alpine maybe every couple of weeks.

    As it now stands we don't intend to leave our property except for emergencies or truly essential purposes. And we could easily stay here for 6 or 8 weeks with no anticipated need to leave. When we run out of eggs, I'll just eat Spam for breakfast.
    I agree with Paul that fewer trips to grocery stores are a significant way of reducing your exposure. Everyone is going to go for food, even when they should stay home if they don't have anyone else to get it for them, so I think grocery stores are one of the riskiest places you can go.
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    This may have already posted but remember the government said the alcohol based sanittizers need to be at least 60% alcohol, so remember that is 120 proof

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    This may have already posted but remember the government said the alcohol based sanittizers need to be at least 60% alcohol, so remember that is 120 proof
    I'm thinking 141 Rum is probably a good multi-purpose cleanser of mind and body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'm thinking 141 Rum is probably a good multi-purpose cleanser of mind and body.
    I tried that once...but I don't remember what happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Yeah, but I played with the cat by dangling a frayed shoelace. Now, each time I move, she runs to area where the shoelace last appeared and meows loudly. Hopefully, she'll soon revert to the normal sleep and eat mode
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    Iowans are staying home.
    Traffic count on the highways is down 50%.
    Commercial traffic is the same as one year ago.
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    Floridians are staying home but New Yorkers are coming to visit. Oh my.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Floridians are staying home but New Yorkers are coming to visit. Oh my.
    Yes, they mentioned in the press briefing yesterday all the people leaving NYC would be a problem.
    The people in NYC are 8 to 10 time more likely to have the virus.
    Hopefully the people who leave the city stay inside for 2 weeks once they arrive at their destination.
    You still have the problem of them spreading the virus during travel.
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    And the urbanites running to their cabins and other rural areas are overwhelming the rural resources in healthcare, food etc. This is happening all over the world. Norway has outlawed urbanites leaving their homes and other areas are stepping up. Not so much here yet but hopefully someone gets on it. We see the people from the city running out here taking our resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Yes, they mentioned in the press briefing yesterday all the people leaving NYC would be a problem.
    The people in NYC are 8 to 10 time more likely to have the virus.
    Hopefully the people who leave the city stay inside for 2 weeks once they arrive at their destination.
    You still have the problem of them spreading the virus during travel.
    They said that there were 130 flights a day from New York to Florida. So what about everybody else stuck on the airplane with a few infected folks? Or the poor folks at the gas stations if the New Yorkers decided to escape by car? On the other hand, if I thought I was stuck in a death trap I might seek to escape too.
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    Here on Cape Cod they are coming full speed, and they want their summer homes water turned on NOW!! We are running a skeleton crew for emergencies only, and this does not make them happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Floridians are staying home but New Yorkers are coming to visit. Oh my.
    Not only spreading their germs all over but hoarding TP as well....

    I don't know if it is possible for the governor to close the airports, I doubt it, but it should be considered IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Here on Cape Cod they are coming full speed, and they want their summer homes water turned on NOW!! We are running a skeleton crew for emergencies only, and this does not make them happy.
    Hopefully they will at least “crack” the window of their BMW/Mercedes while they are screaming at your guys to “hurry up”.
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