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Old 03-15-2020, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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As for 'delivery', not sure I need an employee picking out our stuff/list.
And, I like grocery/stuff shopping looking at what the store has, on sale, diff sizes/brands, etc.

And, if they don't have the stuff one needs what is the upside to a 10-50% list filled delivery.

Not going to crowded places, but a careful peruse of a store when we must, is OK with precaution.

Another for hoping the 'rush' and quantity buying subsides...
GL, mD
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:44 PM
 
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The president came out with some good advice today:

Trump says 'relax,' urges against hoarding as coronavirus cases soar and Fed cuts rates to zero
PUBLISHED SUN, MAR 15 2020 5:24 PM EDT
https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

KEY POINTS:
President Donald Trump urged Americans not to hoard food on Sunday during a White House press conference that came just minutes after the Federal Reserve announced new steps to shield the U.S. economy from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

"You don't have to buy so much," Trump said. "Take it easy. Relax."

U.S. cases have ballooned over the last two weeks from roughly 100 confirmed infections on March 1 to almost 3,300 on Sunday, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization, the CDC and Johns Hopkins University.

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I thought this tidbit from the article was interesting:

"Dow futures plunged shortly after the president's remarks despite the central bank action, hitting the 5% "limit down" threshold implemented by the CME futures exchange to prevent panic selling. "

IMO not a good time to be panicking with stocks either. Although my best guess is that the bear market isn't over yet.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:14 PM
 
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Do you think Florida should close it's bars and restaurants as New York has done? If it happens it would be an economic disaster for this area (especially during the height of snowbird season). On the other hand - there are many seniors in this area that are more at risk to coronavirus. And with restaurants remaining open the spread of the virus will likely continue..

Coronavirus Florida: Could state close bars and restaurants?
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/2...nd-restaurants

** Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is waiting for guidance from CDC on what restrictions to place on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19.

At least eight states, big cities such as Los Angeles and New York and a number of countries have now closed bars and restaurants to try to contain the spread of coronavirus, raising the question of whether Florida will follow in their footsteps. **
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:31 PM
 
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Yes and probably very shortly (24-48) hours.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:38 PM
 
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People > Money
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:47 PM
 
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I live right next door a small plaza with 2 restaurants. Judging by the amount of cars in their parking lot - I'd say that currently their business is only down a small amount - and seems to be holding up fairly well. Which is kind of surprising to me. But yes safety comes first. I read that Florida could try and keep restaurants open - but instill various safety measures. Such as operating at only 50% capacity, distance from tables, etc.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are closing nationally until further notice, which includes the one at University Parkway and the one in Sarasota.

I would not be surprised if other chain restaurants soon follow.
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:20 PM
 
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Well today Trump has issued "guidelines" that he wants/hopes people will follow for the next fifteen days. He urged people to stay away from restaurants/bars. However in spite of this - right now the parking lot in the restaurant across the street from me is nearly packed! Looks like maybe they're hosting a party. Unfortunately unless these guidelines become "mandatory" - I doubt they will have the desired effect in this area.....

'This is a very bad one': Trump issues new guidelines to stem coronavirus spread
The president recommended avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and also urged Americans to avoid eating and drinking at bars and restaurants.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...-people-132323

“We have an invisible enemy,” the president said at a news conference, where he released guidelines that called for people to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people and to steer clear of eating and drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts.

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Old 03-16-2020, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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The goal is to “flatten the curve” to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system. If you haven’t already seen it, this is a great explanation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...ona-simulator/
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:40 PM
 
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The goal is to “flatten the curve” to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system. If you haven’t already seen it, this is a great explanation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...ona-simulator/
So do you think these "guidelines" Trump announced today will have much effect in this area if they're not made "manadatory"? I dunno this might seem cynical but from what I've seen a lot of snowbirds are not willing to curb their dining activities and a lot of restaurants not wanting to forego $$$ profits.....
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