Coronavirus update from Ohio

1y ago
- Empty is all you will see.

Sunday, March 15th at 9 pm Ohio governor stated that all bars and restaurants will be closed to in-house dining. These places can stay open for carry-outs and deliveries only. On the radio this morning it was stated that they want 8 weeks with no gathering places to help keep this under control and to a minimum. I understand this is necessary but this is going to be devastating for all our small restaurants and pubs downtown. I do not see a lot of these businesses surviving this temporary shut-down. They did try to reassure us that grocery stores will remain open but most of them has had to change their hours of operation to have enough time for cleaning and stocking. From my understanding, more than likely schools will not be returning for the remainder of the academic year but that has not yet been made official. Ohio officials have predicted COVID-19 infections to peak in late April to early May.

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  • Stay safe guys, my thoughts are with you!

      1 year ago
  • Be safe out there. We’ll never say it enough

      1 year ago
  • Crap, just can the entire world have a month of vacation? Just close down everything and take it easy.

      1 year ago
  • the price of gasoline is falling in the mid west US states.

    Oklahoma has stations where the price is $1.21 to $1.25 / gallon.

    If it the gas and diesel prices stay down at a reasonable level, the cost of highway maintenance will also be reasonable.

    Highway maintenance crews can still work, keeping a safe distance from each other, and will be able to operate machinery.

    Modern high tech factories that make packets of crisps, and frozen tv dinners, will still function, and the factory staff will just have to keep a safe distance from each other.

    Most likely the smaller, more technology advanced operations, that require the fewest number of workers, will be the most viable businesses , I guess ?

      1 year ago
    • That remains to be seen at the moment. Close to me is a crisps factory and the pepsi company. One factory that does not produce any type of food has shut down til further notice. The factory I work for made sure our contact information was up to...

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        1 year ago
    • when I was a teenager, there was a soft drink factory in this tiny country town. It could be run by about 2 people, one at either end. It was a very small factory, but it supplied maybe 1000 local customers.

      I could easily imagine a near future,...

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        1 year ago
  • If cases are spiking in summer, well, the weather is good for constructing shelters for homeless people.

    Building site workers or pre fab shelter factory workers just need enough equipment so that they can work at a reasonable distance from other workers.

    So you need :

    * powered wheelbarrows.

    *Bobcats skid steers, with augers for drilling holes for footings and foundations,

    * Small cranes with spreader bars on utes/ pick up trucks.

    * hygienically packaged meals, including self heating cans, MRE's, bags of crisps, and thermoses of hot drinks.

    * generous donations from the Milwaukee Tool Mfg. Co. - 18V Lithium Ion tools, as far as the eye can see.

    * Some lumbar donations- because lets face it, America doesn't exactly suffer from a tree shortage.

    * Various roof cladding , including corrugated steel sheeting, some roofing screws to screw it down, and some insulation and lining to put underneath it.

    *Some battery powered appliances- Makita does an 18V coffee machine for example.

      1 year ago
    • I doubt that would happen because most of them would end up being meth labs.

        1 year ago