Cov19 at retirement party: Are you avoiding social gatherings?

Posted by Funcountess @funcountess, May 12, 2020

No parties for me. Was invited to a retirement party. Told the hostess it was no time for a party. I did not go, good thing because one of the guests was not showing signs of cov19, but did infect 3 other people at the party.
Now the person who retired is in the hospital with the virus, as well as the other 2.
Too dangerous for social gatherings, anyone out there with social gatherings in the future I suggest they rethink their plans.
Stay well,
Funcountess

@lioness

@funcountess haha I know that but Walmarts here is a superstore and has art supplies

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Let me know if Walmart carries them. I’m low on red, and want to “Paint the Town Red” cannot remember, was that a movie? Or just a saying?
R U getting all your groceries?

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@migizii

I only go out when necessary but the “men” in my family just think all these precautions need to be done…..I just don’t get why they can’t understand but at least my one man, my husband, is doing pretty well in following guidelines for me. They both work in the community. Our country, I’m afraid, is going to pay a huge human toll by the time this whole thing finally concludes due to our lack of tolerance for patience and compassion for humanity.

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Hi migizii,
Men can and are more restless then women. Viruses/illness know no boundary.
I don’t know what it takes for people to get SCARED STRAIGHT. Maybe if somebody your husband knows becomes ill, he will have a change in attitude.
About all you can do, is keep surfaces clean. Do not forget door knobs, light switches anything that is handled by more then one person, that includes refrigerator handles.
By the way what country are you in? England??

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@funcountess

Let me know if Walmart carries them. I’m low on red, and want to “Paint the Town Red” cannot remember, was that a movie? Or just a saying?
R U getting all your groceries?

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@funcountess I'm, going to Target Sat. with a friend shopping so I will check there . Hope they do . we will get groceries there too. But the big stuff I get delivered from Walmart . Haven,t needed anything yet . Is there a Target near you? At our building they have a box of food a month for us mostly can goods so just need fruit and vegies right now . I am hungry for a pot roast I think fiesty76 commented about having one so thats what I will do put in slow cooker with potatoes ,carrots onions, and parsnips if I can find them . I made some flyers up and posted on the exercise buddy,s doors for when we on back up Getting anxious to get started again . Whats up there ?

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@lioness

@funcountess I'm, going to Target Sat. with a friend shopping so I will check there . Hope they do . we will get groceries there too. But the big stuff I get delivered from Walmart . Haven,t needed anything yet . Is there a Target near you? At our building they have a box of food a month for us mostly can goods so just need fruit and vegies right now . I am hungry for a pot roast I think fiesty76 commented about having one so thats what I will do put in slow cooker with potatoes ,carrots onions, and parsnips if I can find them . I made some flyers up and posted on the exercise buddy,s doors for when we on back up Getting anxious to get started again . Whats up there ?

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Hi,
No Target near me, must drive a distance, so do not visit Target often.
How many in your exercise class? Remember social distancing, and face coverings.
This cov19 is going to stick around for a loooong Time. I think we are all sitting ducks with this virus.
Is everyone o.k. In your building?
I’m keeping busy cleaning up the roses, and getting the ceramic pots ready for new plants.
I like color. This raised bed planting sounds like a good idea,need to look into it.
What happened with your new printer. Is it working?
Take care

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@funcountess

Hi migizii,
Men can and are more restless then women. Viruses/illness know no boundary.
I don’t know what it takes for people to get SCARED STRAIGHT. Maybe if somebody your husband knows becomes ill, he will have a change in attitude.
About all you can do, is keep surfaces clean. Do not forget door knobs, light switches anything that is handled by more then one person, that includes refrigerator handles.
By the way what country are you in? England??

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I’m in the USA where efforts are not well coordinated and our governor Is lifting the stay at home order next week in spite of continued rising cases.

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@migizii Jumping in here I live in Ca where our Gov may extend stay at home till August when they opened up people went wild not obeying nthe face mask or social distancing now we have more cases and people who have died so stay home ,my son told me 6 more weeks anyhow Please take this seriously as I do

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@migizii

I’m in the USA where efforts are not well coordinated and our governor Is lifting the stay at home order next week in spite of continued rising cases.

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Hi migizii,
Listened to the national news, it was said Arkansas,Iowa,Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming were planning to relax cov19 restrictions next week. Don’t know if you live in one of those states, but the governors feel they have everything under control.
If there is a rise in cases/deaths, you are right to feel insecure. Best you can do is stay home, and monitor the situation. Florida was lax in tightening restrictions also, and that state has a very high senior population.i hope your husband is starting to get the message this is one virus you do not want to play around with.
As for elected officials I don’t know what goes thru their heads. It could be economic pressure to open up their states.
One thing your husband can do when he gets home is wash his hands thoroughly. Also change clothes. Like I mentioned in a former post is to keep common surfaces clean.
Also mentioned men tend to be more restless.
Stay well.
Funcountess

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@lioness

@migizii Jumping in here I live in Ca where our Gov may extend stay at home till August when they opened up people went wild not obeying nthe face mask or social distancing now we have more cases and people who have died so stay home ,my son told me 6 more weeks anyhow Please take this seriously as I do

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@migizii, @funcountess and @lioness, Lioness, I wish I lived in CA right now! Your gov. is being much more cautious and public health concerned. Our TX gov. lifted our "stay home" order on May 1st after only 2 weeks of the order. TX had Not met the federal guidelines for re-opening. Beauty shops, inside restaurant dining…the works and unsusrprisingly, the numbers of covid infections are spiking like wildfire.
All medical specialists had already either cancelled or rescheduled my labs or appt's. I'm feeling great resentment that this premature reopening will have me extending even farther the appointments needed. Each will have to make decisions based on individual circumstances but I'll not be venturing out of self-imposed isolation for some time.

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Minnesota is lifting the order on Monday, and opening some businesses, but still recommending at risk people stay isolated. Groups of more than 10 will still be prohibited, and bars, restaurants, salons, gyms are closed until at least June 1st. Our cases are still rising though, so I expect to see some restrictions continue going forward, and if there is too much surge, some limits reimposed. The governor's rationale is that the state now has the tools to deal with an uptick, and with limits on some activities it should be manageable. I realize that is not the case everywhere, so every state must do their own projections.
Looking at the dire economic impact the closures are having, and the restlessness of the population, I believe that our leaders are truly caught between a rock and a hard place. I just hope sanity prevails and large group gatherings like fairs, concerts, amusement parks, etc stay on the "No" list until the rate of infection slows a lot more.
I for one will remain in isolation for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean the same must apply to my neighbors who have lost jobs. And I remain hopeful that the push for effective treatments and a vaccine will not wane as the public attention turns to the next "thing" so eventually I cam resume my life.
Sue

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@lioness

@migizii Jumping in here I live in Ca where our Gov may extend stay at home till August when they opened up people went wild not obeying nthe face mask or social distancing now we have more cases and people who have died so stay home ,my son told me 6 more weeks anyhow Please take this seriously as I do

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I certainly will be, but may have to keep my son and his girlfriend from coming upstairs in the house as things open up….😔…..I think I can get my husband to keep up some semblance of safety for us.

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