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How's Covid in your area. We're ticking up here in RI but I think we've only had 13,000 total cases so far. Our governor just implemented a 24 day quarantine if you live with someone who has covid and you are negative. So if someone is positive they have to quarantine for 10 days, as well as the negative person. After 10 days the covid person is free to go out. The negative person is still supposed to stay home for 14 more days.
We had an outbreak at work 2 weeks ago. Women's sister ended up having it and she was working for 2-3 days, at the office, before her sister found out. About 5 people all working around this women's cubicle got it. My father got it, 75 no symptoms all week. 2 women got it, 30's but really overweight, one has asthma, other is pre-diabetic and high blood pressure. Asthma one had no symptoms at all. Pre-diabetic one had some chest congestion but nothing to serious. Was really worried about these two with the pre-existing conditions. Not sure if we got a mild case of it but everyone seemed to do okay for the 10 days.
My cousin works at the largest local hospital. About 3 weeks ago said the hospital didn't have many cases. Haven't talked to him since. My other cousin runs a hospital outside of Orlando. They don't have many cases either. Interesting listening to the media then talking to people in the hospitals. I get I'm only talking to people in 2-3 hospitals but I feel like the media loves this hype the issue.
Back in the summer, when Florida was looking like one giant Covid case, my cousin came up for 2 weeks to stay at my Uncles. We went to see him. I asked how he could be up here with the hospitals being overrun with cases. He said Orlando hospitals were pretty full (about 1 hr away) but his hospital and a couple close to him didn't have 1 case. But listening to the media you would think every hospital was overflowing.
Just received an alert on my phone, governor has put a curfew in place 10-5am.
There was just a statistic out last week. 98,000 kids in school 326 positive cases. 53,000 kids remote learning. 327 positive cases. Most of the state is in hybrid learning. Kids go to school part time, home part time. Hoping they go back full time soon.
Not sure how much more the local economy can take. Lots of restaurants have already shut down. Others have been hanging on but colder weather is coming so outdoor dining is going to be ending soon and with the restrictions the governor is starting to make, not sure how many more will have to close.