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Old 03-16-2020, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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So just about everything is shutting down slowly but surely. My job has shut down for the rest of the month so I'll be home. lol still haven't gotten to the grocery store. I'm in PT after a knee replacement and PT is considered an essential operation so still going to that.

Stay well guys
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:55 PM
 
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I am so lucky to be able to work remotely through something like this. I feel bad for all the service workers and business people who could lose their jobs.

My family has been taking it easy. We cook/bake most meals from home and have a huge pantry so we're comfortable and operating mostly normal. Go out for walks, relax, kids nap, watch movies. Talking to neighbors and keeping calm/reasonable.

Good luck on your knee rehab. Good luck to everyone!
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I agree with really feeling for those in the service and medical industries, as well as the many people who can’t stay home. I hope companies with employees that can’t work remotely have a plan for anyone 60+ to receive paid time off until this is settled.

Right now I’m fine with social distancing, I’m just worried about how sustainable this is long-term. I went to the Wegmans in KoP this morning, and although I dodged the crowds, the store was well cleared of many essentials.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:45 PM
 
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I'm working remotely as well.

Went for booze yesterday.

I'm a total hypochondraic though so I'm convinced I have it. No symptoms of course.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:11 PM
 
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Working remotely for the foreseeable future. We have food (human and canine) for now and since it's really only Day 1, no one is going stir-crazy yet. But that's what the elliptical and walks outside (alone, of course, lol) are for. Having a dog is helpful, because it forces you to go outside.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:47 PM
 
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I 'm sure many of you know I'm retired so no work worries. I'm in the over 60 age group who needs to be extra vigilant. I'm fine so far.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:51 PM
 
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I am so lucky to be able to work remotely through something like this. I feel bad for all the service workers and business people who could lose their jobs.

My family has been taking it easy. We cook/bake most meals from home and have a huge pantry so we're comfortable and operating mostly normal. Go out for walks, relax, kids nap, watch movies. Talking to neighbors and keeping calm/reasonable.

Good luck on your knee rehab. Good luck to everyone!
In NYC , a restauranteur who has 4 restaurants , said today that there will probably be 1 million service people laid off there.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:52 PM
 
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I'm working remotely as well.

Went for booze yesterday.

I'm a total hypochondraic though so I'm convinced I have it. No symptoms of course.
Gov. Wolf mentioned he wanted to close liquor stores.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Fine here. Retired so work is not an issue. Picked up lots of food from RTM on Thursday, most of which has gone in the freezer. Checked in on elderly parents in Delaware this weekend and have concerns, but what are you gonna do? Made another grocery run on the way home plus purchased a stockpile of wine. Coming back this afternoon, I saw a line outside a state liquor store, so that may have been a good decision.

Hope all stay safe and hope it doesn’t hit anyone’s pocketbook. Really feel bad for hourly and part time workers, particularly bar and restaurant staff who are at great financial risk. I hope our government can help. That’s what it’s there for.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:19 PM
 
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So far, the few errands I needed to do anyway I'm still going to do.
My office job interfaces with the public. That's been stopped for the foreseeable future. But we are still in the office....I'm glad we'll be able to catch up on some backlogs.

No one I know personally is all that concerned about it.
I may stop watching the news. I'm on the verge of being OD'd on it all.
I'm just saddened that it's inconveniencing a lot of people, and could cost them their businesses and livelihoods.

I'll save other comments for more conspiracy theory type threads.
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