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Old 07-15-2020, 02:32 PM
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We found out this week that one of our customers tested positive. However! The last time he was in was the 1st, and he got his results/informed us on the 13th. When he came in, he was wearing a cloth mask. Our Branch Manager shook hands with him (because that's what you do). The customer is quarantining in his fish house, he says. His wife and children tested negative, so that's a relief.

Nobody in our office has been showing any symptoms. At our teleconference with the lender at the main branch yesterday, the Senior Loan Officer kinda freaked out a little. "Are you quarantining? Are you calling from home?" Well, no. It's been two weeks since we've seen that customer. We only found out yesterday. At worst, BM is an asymptomatic carrier. He's going to have to be tested later this week anyway ahead of a medical procedure, so there's no point getting tested in the few days before that. If we'd known within days, instead of weeks, that the customer was sick, it would have made sense for BM to isolate for 2 weeks. But there's no point now. If we've been exposed, we just hope for the best.

They said the board of directors was going to discuss it and how to handle similar situations at their board meeting yesterday. I don't know if anything came of it. Also, it would have been a better idea to discuss it months ago and have a plan in place before it was needed.
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:31 PM
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It is illegal to refuse cash *as repayment for a debt*.
Indeed. But our guy is trying to modify that.

*** UPDATE to my earlier post ***

The Senator later went back and edited his post, claiming that he was referring ONLY to businesses that do not accept plastic. Not sure I believe that. He has also said that he was just ripping off a Dave Chappelle comedy routine without crediting Chappelle (Isn't that copyright infringement??).

Now he's basically trying to retroactively make himself correct by getting a law passed which DOES force businesses in MS to accept cash whether they want to or not.
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:02 AM
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We found out this week that one of our customers tested positive.
If he got the results on the 13th, it is reasonable to assume that he was contagious on the 1st. As it is now the 15th, if your boss is not showing symptoms, he is probably in the clear.

That whole "You can be contagious and asymptomatic for 14 days" is what makes this shit scary.
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:49 PM
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Here more shops are having No cash checkouts side by side with Cash checkouts and several foodplaces have a no cash sign on the door and by the register, some even accept apple pay/android version as well as direct transfer by phone called Swish.
And not once have i heard or seen someone make a big deal out of it. The businesses claim that they only do it out of security reasons for the staffs safety but handling cash transfers is very costly and with no cash they can hire younger people for less money since you need to be 18 to handle cash register and it is easier for the state to claim their tax when everything is done digital.

I want to thank all of you who have shared how the pandemic is handled in your countries, it has given me much needed insight on how the strategy here differs on a day to day level.
I have seen a total of five people with masks on since it all began and i have learned to dislike students even more since they dont seem to understand the concept of social distancing and how long 2m is.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:05 PM
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2m? (recalling conversion tables) Oh yeah, a little over 6f.

Someday I am going to buy a meter stick. I have six yard sticks (.9144m). Only one of them has cm on the reverse. They were all free from various local merchants.

I do have some nice tape measures with both inches and centimeters.
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:28 PM
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That whole "You can be contagious and asymptomatic for 14 days" is what makes this shit scary.
Hear, hear!

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I do have some nice tape measures with both inches and centimeters.
I initially read that as "inches and centaurs."
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:03 PM
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...and we're shut down again. Not completely, but some new restrictions are in place. Bars can't serve drinks anymore, unless you're having a meal. Restaurants are now restricted to 25% normal capacity instead of 50% as previously. Not sure how much a difference that last one makes, since I haven't been seeing a lot of people dining in since they allowed it again.

So this means no karaoke now, although that was already on hold indefinitely after the DJ decided not to restart it after all. Not sure if he got scared, or if he knew this was coming. Again, our numbers are bouncing back and forth. Down to 300 one day, almost up to a thousand the next, then back down to 700. I'm starting to get dizzy.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:34 AM
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Figure on things being more shut down than not, at least here in the US. Too many idiots, elected and otherwise, are roaming around. It won't be 'clear' until sometime after we've got a sufficient population vaccinated properly.
The earliest timetables don't show any vaccine release happening until the end of the year IF, and only if, everything goes absolutely smoothly during trials. Actual delivery and application will take time. (No comments on the [Fratching!] idiots not wanting vaccines...)
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:02 AM
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My favorite grocery store will now require masks to shop there, as of Monday. I'm relieved. Now, here is a bit of comic relief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3juaQvrlsZw
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:38 AM
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Starting next week if you're in the UK you need to wear a mask if you go into a shop/non-residential building. The only exceptions are kids under 10 and anyone who has asthma/COPD/some other medical condition that makes wearing a mask dangerous.

Personally I think it should have been a necessity as soon as lockdown was eased. Maybe then the Bournemouth incident wouldn't have been as bad, since every time they went near a business they'd have to put on a mask, reminding them that this isn't over, just slightly less dire.
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