News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

Jrb1979

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Illinois was the second state to issue a shelter in place order, masks became mandatory in businesses and public places on May 1, and the state opened slowly with 28 days between phases instead of 14. Outdoor dining was allowed in June and indoor with severe restrictions in July. Hair salons were not open until the very end of June. The positivity rate was down to 2.6 at one point but has been going up steadily and is now 4.1. Bars were allowed to open in July but were almost immediately subjected to tighter restrictions.

I’m not sure what else can reasonably be done at this point. I’m sure individuals are behaving the way people will - some are taking it more seriously than others. But the positivity rate is going up despite what I believe is the state’s best efforts.
I wouldn't be surprised to find that a lot for the reason for numbers rising is people traveling between states. I know here where I live all they do is promote and tell people to vacation within their own province. For the most part that's what most people are doing.
 

Chi84

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I wouldn't be surprised to find that a lot for the reason for numbers rising is people traveling between states. I know here where I live all they do is promote and tell people to vacation within their own province. For the most part that's what most people are doing.
Well I know Chicago is going over and above to discourage travel from certain states - there are 14-day self quarantine orders but clearly they can't be enforced in any meaningful way.

Political boundaries don't work so well with a virus. It's too easy to go to Wisconsin or Indiana to avoid restrictions in Illinois.
 

Jrb1979

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Well I know Chicago is going over and above to discourage travel from certain states - there are 14-day self quarantine orders but clearly they can't be enforced in any meaningful way.

Political boundaries don't work so well with a virus. It's too easy to go to Wisconsin or Indiana to avoid restrictions in Illinois.
When I hear things like that my fear this will never get better for many of you. ☹
 

SamusAranX

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I was looking for a lake house to replace my Disney trip this month. I actually found several good options in Maine and was almost ready to pull the trigger but when researching the Covid rules further you either need to have a recent negative Covid test (72 hours or less) or quarantine for 14 days in Maine on arrival or be from CT, NY, NJ, NH or VT which are exempt. I thought about doing the Covid tests for the family and still going but we can’t even guarantee a test comes back within 72 hours anymore which is pathetic. I decided to add it to my post Covid list of places to go. I did see NH was more lenient on travelers when doing my research.
maybe by end of August, they’ll be lifted for Florida. Otherwise it’s NH for me. If I don’t take a vacay soon I’m gonna lose my sanity and camping away from civilization is safe to me
 

Andrew C

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maybe by end of August, they’ll be lifted for Florida. Otherwise it’s NH for me. If I don’t take a vacay soon I’m gonna lose my sanity and camping away from civilization is safe to me
We bought an RV in February. Right before it all came crashing down. Great timing. Sad, but great timing. Once state parks reopened here in May, that is pretty much all we have been doing to get away.
 

Jrb1979

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We missed our chance at a coordinated national response. I don't mean treating all areas the same, but providing some type of uniform guidance based on specified circumstances.
You did have that chance when the CDC put out the guidelines on how to reopen the economy.
 

Touchdown

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WI numbers started to improve right after Illinois banned us, I think blocking most Illinoisans has bennifitted our state, we continue to have less cases per capita, less total cases and less active cases then our neighbor to the south.
 

GoofGoof

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Instead of acting like petulant babies and whining about whether rules will work or not these people embraced the temporary “new normal” and came up with what looks like a pretty decent way to get to do something we all thought wasn’t going to be possible any time soon. If people spent even half the effort they spend coming up with reasons to discredit rules and safety precautions we could have a lot of innovative stuff like this.

 

JoeCamel

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Instead of acting like petulant babies and whining about whether rules will work or not these people embraced the temporary “new normal” and came up with what looks like a pretty decent way to get to do something we all thought wasn’t going to be possible any time soon. If people spent even half the effort they spend coming up with reasons to discredit rules and safety precautions we could have a lot of innovative stuff like this.

My only concern would be all the coming and going but during the concert? Sure!
 

GoofGoof

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maybe by end of August, they’ll be lifted for Florida. Otherwise it’s NH for me. If I don’t take a vacay soon I’m gonna lose my sanity and camping away from civilization is safe to me
Maine doesn’t say what metric they use. Vermont is < 400 active cases per million people (Not new cases but active) and they go to the county level instead of the state, but it’s only Northeast states on the exemption list and not my county (we have a round 1,000 active per million so more than double the requirement).
 

GoofGoof

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My only concern would be all the coming and going but during the concert? Sure!
I think it said they had a socially distanced queue that you wait in and then get escorted to your seat. Drinks and food are all ordered on your phone and brought to you. The only time you would need to leave is to use the restroom. I assume in the queue and if going to the restroom you have to wear a mask.
 

Touchdown

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Also “interstate commerce” is a right guaranteed by the constitution to the federal govt. what that means is that no state can block entry to any citizen of the USA. Ergo, states with quarantines have to allow people to pass through them. New York allows travelers to stop at rest stops, gas stations as well as hotels, you’re in violation if you go anywhere else but travel is not and cannot be blocked.
 

Yellow Shoes

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I wouldn't be surprised to find that a lot for the reason for numbers rising is people traveling between states. I know here where I live all they do is promote and tell people to vacation within their own province. For the most part that's what most people are doing.
I know folks living on the Illinois/Missouri border who go to MO for shopping, restaurants, bars, etc where there is no mask mandate. You can bet at least some of them are exposed and bringing the virus to Illinois.
 

Jrb1979

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I know folks living on the Illinois/Missouri border who go to MO for shopping, restaurants, bars, etc where there is no mask mandate. You can bet at least some of them are exposed and bringing the virus to Illinois.
I have no words anymore. Too many people are devided in the US to ever make things work. Some even in this thread are against any "draconian measures" as they call it.
 
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