News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Where is this happening, though? What states? I looked up New York, sounds like their state parks are still open. So who has closed everything and restricted to neighborhood walking ONLY?

Thank you. This is good news.

And there's your example of a park shut down. Also in the linked article above about the problems with tourists. Also, state and town beaches are essentially parks and you have already commented about them closing. And the post somewhere above about a park shutting down because people wouldn't stop playing basketball.

You should really read the posts and links provided to keep up.

Oh, and no one said neighborhood only walking is mandated. Though for some, that's probably all they can do if their local parks are closed. And many parks are closed because they can't accommodate crowds and keep social distancing.
 

orlandogal22

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It isn't crystal clear - my understanding is your monthly pass will be extended the number of days the parks are closed, then those missed payments not made while the parks are closed will be paid starting at the original annual pass expiration date.

Interesting. I'll guess we'll just have to see. They said more information would be coming.

Let's hope it's not overly unnecessarily complicated. LOL
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
And there's your example of a park shut down. Also in the linked above about the problems with tourists. Also, state and town beaches are essentially parks and you have already commented about them closing. And the post somewhere above about a park shutting down because people wouldn't stop playing basketball.

You should really read the posts and links provided to keep up.

Oh, and no one said neighborhood only walking is mandated. Though for some, that's probably all they can do if their local parks are closed. And many parks are closed because they can't accommodate crowds and keep social distancing.

Right. Not all parks, and people are not confined to their neighborhoods only.
There is no state who has made such an order.
 

DisneyDebRob

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Yes but people are talking about the waters, not just beaches. I don’t even know if it’s legal under these circumstances to prevent someone from being out on their own boat, or diving with immediate family, or again, choosing to co quarantine.. that sounds like a severe overreach.
That is not who or what I was responding too. If you read the post I responded to, no mention of that.
 

MissingDisney

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Yes but people are talking about the waters, not just beaches. I don’t even know if it’s legal under these circumstances to prevent someone from being out on their own boat, or diving with immediate family, or again, choosing to co quarantine.. that sounds like a severe overreach.
Michigan Governor shut down all water access.

The federal agency also reminded boaters that "routine small vessel travel for pleasure is non-essential."

Whitmer's order states: "Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store."
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Unrelated to WDW but I have seen several reports that farmers have produce in the field ready to be picked and no one to harvest it. I can't help but feel this situation is being overlooked and god help us if the food supply is interrupted or simply not being harvested. We can not rely on foreign imports those countries are no better off than we are shipments will stop. I would hope the various State governors would mobilize the national guard to help harvest an essential product ---FOOD --food for thought

So... people warning of this wasn't sensationalism after all, eh, @seascape ?
 

rowrbazzle

Well-Known Member
Except you wouldn’t just be taking a chance on your own health; you’d be jeopardising other people’s too.

I'm inside; I'm not jeopardizing anyone.

But if it's been two months and it's not working? If they're saying, actually make it three months? If we're all apparently going to get it anyway? It's tough to justify compliance at that point. Or, at least, it's easy for me to understand one's desire to ignore the restrictions.
 

MissingDisney

Well-Known Member
Including private???

Could they even do that? What I’m asking is if boating, kayaking, other water activities are banned.. or if it’s the public access that is banned.
Yep. If you’re in the water off your private home...it’s a problem.

Fishing from the shore is also OK, as long as you stay six feet away from other people.

Shaw believes kayaking and boating are verboten — and he recommends people avoid the other outdoor activities, too, even if they're allowed under the governor's order.

"Don't look at the order and say, 'how can I find a way around this?' Look at it and say, 'I don't want to get the virus and kill my wife or husband,'" he said.

"You may think you're not doing any harm by going kayaking or boating, but you're still touching doorknobs, making contact with people," Shaw said. "What happens if you're kayaking and the Coast Guard has to come out and try to rescue you, and they expose themselves? Just stay home."
 

DisneyDebRob

Well-Known Member
I'm inside; I'm not jeopardizing anyone.

But if it's been two months and it's not working? If they're saying, actually make it three months? If we're all apparently going to get it anyway? It's tough to justify compliance at that point. Or, at least, it's easy for me to understand one's desire to ignore the restrictions.
The thing is, people are saying that exact thing after only a week or two depending on where you live. That’s the problem. People are already going back out because they think it’s enough. Quick google search will show you all you need. But I understand what you’re saying.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Just saw this on news. Guess he was not wrong after all.

It seems it's going to be a "recommend to wear"... if you can make your own.

Which has all sorts of problems:

1. The ability and resources to make your own (*now* Holly Lobby is *essential*!).​
2. Using them correctly (such that you're not touching your face and failing to sanitize after putting it on or adjusting it)​
3. Washing them correctly if you're going to reuse them (and if you're washing them, you need to use bleach, which deteriorates elastic, so, don't use elastic if you plan to make and reuse).​
4. Social... friction... that comes when people don't wear them (because it's not mandated) and people freaking out when they encounter people not wearing them.​
Masks. <sigh>
 

JohnD

Well-Known Member
If you choose the pause program, it says the passes will be extended by the number of days the parks are closed.

AND your payments are merely postponed. You voluntarily pay "catch up" after the parks open as well as resume your monthly payment.
 

ImperfectPixie

Well-Known Member
The thing is, people are saying that exact thing after only a week or two depending on where you live. That’s the problem. People are already going back out because they think it’s enough. Quick google search will show you all you need. But I understand what you’re saying.
And that doesn't even include the people who have been ignoring the recommendations from the get-go.
 
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