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Old 03-22-2020, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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A lot of those UMASS students have always been brats. I would hate to be living in Amherst right now. The students go on rampages, they vandalize property, they have drunken brawls in the streets, and nothing much is ever done about it. The university says it's not their problem. The Amherst police say it's not their problem either. All the drunk driving and rioting, all of it is about doing whatever they want to do no matter what! If I were you I'd stay inside for a few weeks if you can and wait to see how many of them develop the illness. Then, when they do, just hope that they actually stay inside their own apartments--can't imagine that they really would though. Be very careful. Those out of control UMass students were one of the reasons I moved away--it was bad back then, probably just as bad or even worse now. Nobody ever does anything to them, they just keep getting away with it. It used to be simply a matter of putting up with the noisy partying and the usual annoying behaviors and being careful when you're driving due to their drunk driving, but this time it's really a matter of life and death.
So as the resident/service manager I have to go in and out of apartments and common areas. Last week I have been avoiding going into apartments and finding things to do on the property outside, OR in my shop. If I see or know of a resident sick, I can and will refuse to go into that apartment.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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In NYC, they have essentially stopped testing people, because there's not enough personal protection equipment to go around, and what's left is prioritized for healthcare workers treating patients in serious condition. “To preserve [personal protective equipment] for [healthcare workers] providing medically necessary care for hospitalized patients, the NYC Health Department is directing healthcare facilities to IMMEDIATELY STOP TESTING NON-HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS FOR COVID-19 unless test results will impact the clinical management of the patient”. It's hitting the fan in NYC. Hopefully those providing PPE can get their act together fast. NYC may be out front, but this won't be restricted to them alone.

https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-cance...ng-coronavirus
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:26 PM
 
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I just want to know how long I’ll be working from home for
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:18 PM
 
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Why has baker not issued a stay at home order?? Nantucket has done their own, 5 people died this weekend.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:25 PM
 
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These stay at home orders are really toothless once you dig into them.

A lot of businesses you would think would be shuttered can be deemed “essential”. Home Depot or Autozone for example.

They really need to go much further....like shutting down public transportation.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:32 PM
 
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These stay at home orders are really toothless once you dig into them.

A lot of businesses you would think would be shuttered can be deemed “essential”. Home Depot or Autozone for example.

They really need to go much further....like shutting down public transportation.
Home Depot could be essential if something needs to be repaired in the home. With everyone sheltering in place there is more wear and tear on the house. Home Depot is also another source for cleaning supplies. Likewise cars need to be kept up for grocery and drug store errands.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:50 PM
 
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I wish they’d shut down public transportation also. I’ve heard nurses complain they need it to get to work. Maybe police or emts or even Uber could help out there. I think in the blizzard of 78 cops drove nurses and drs to work. The T should not be running.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:54 PM
 
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I wish they’d shut down public transportation also. I’ve heard nurses complain they need it to get to work. Maybe police or emts or even Uber could help out there. I think in the blizzard of 78 cops drove nurses and drs to work. The T should not be running.
They should be able to drive to work, if anything. You'd think there be a way for the hospitals to work something out for parking, given how much of everything else is shut down.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:57 PM
 
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I spent the weekend in a large hospital near Boston. The entire hospital was a ghost town. I mean NO ONE. I was in the ER (Ongoing heart issue not COVID; sadly I have to frequent ERs) and it was a total of 5 people. FIVE. Never seen anything like it. Everything was running smoothly. Nurses say the panicking is out of control.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:59 PM
 
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They should be able to drive to work, if anything. You'd think there be a way for the hospitals to work something out for parking, given how much of everything else is shut down.
The should absolutely get free parking. Anyone who could argue with that should be fired. I’m sure there are some nurses out there who for whatever reason can’t drive or don’t have a car and that’s why they rely on the T.
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