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FutureCEO

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Just talked to my sister who lives in S Florida. She lives in a gated community and many of the residents are part time come down in winter and go back north in Feb/March, in the last week she has seen a dramatic increase in license plates from NY(hot bed of virus) in and around where she lives. Voluntary lock down means nothing when people are too stupid and uncaring to know their irresponsible actions can have lethal consequences.
New Yorkers come here too. Don't ask me why.

But our favorite season is still going on.

Construction season
 

Lilofan

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New Yorkers come here too. Don't ask me why.

But our favorite season is still going on.

Construction season
Warmer weather, no more shoveling or driving in snow, lower cost of living compared to NY, no state income tax, many friends and relatives from NY already settled in FL, cheap airfares from NY/NJ direct to FL, retirees would rather live in warm than cold weather, WDW! ... Just a few things off the top of my head..😉 Another thing is that in FL, " NY style pizza", bagels and Chinese food are a joke. You can't fool the New Yorkers..
 
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MinnieM123

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New Yorkers come here too. Don't ask me why.

But our favorite season is still going on.

Construction season
Here, too (via Amtrak into Boston). Governor mentioned yesterday in a news conference that the state is looking into the influx, because medical people have advised him that out-of-staters might be contributing to the spike in C-19 cases. (Not sure what measures are being considered, but perhaps something along the 14-day quarantine.)

Can't blame people for fleeing the "hot" zone of the virus. It's just a terrible situation going on all around the country, period. :(
 

SteveBrickNJ

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I have not been to the supermarket the last 5 days. Has the hoarding mentality calmed down yet? It seems like every toilet paper joke that could be told....has been told. Is toilet paper available? How about the basics such as bread, eggs,and OJ?
 

MinnieM123

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I have not been to the supermarket the last 5 days. Has the hoarding mentality calmed down yet? It seems like every toilet paper joke that could be told....has been told. Is toilet paper available? How about the basics such as bread, eggs,and OJ?
Can't speak for your area, but it has calmed down a bit in mine. I have found that things get stocked back up at random times during the day, in all the various grocery stores I've been in, for the past 10 days. There are still some more popular items that go quickly, but overall, there is more on the shelves now, than 2 weeks ago.
 

Songbird76

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I have not been to the supermarket the last 5 days. Has the hoarding mentality calmed down yet? It seems like every toilet paper joke that could be told....has been told. Is toilet paper available? How about the basics such as bread, eggs,and OJ?
I can't answer for anywhere but here....there's no shortage of bread here, except the bakeries are only making a couple different kinds and a lot of it. I can't get the bread my son will eat. I was able to get pasta yesterday, and flour a few days ago, but there are shortages of those things. I haven't looked at TP because I already have enough from the last time it was on sale just before everyone went crazy with buying it, so I have no idea.

What's new here is all the restrictions...you HAVE to use a cart, they sanitize it as you go in (except at one store I went to...I saw no evidence of them sanitizing there at all. No cloths or spray or anything), there are spaces marked at the registers to keep distance, some have screens up in front of the cashiers, the workers are wearing vests that ask people to keep their distance, everyone is asked to pay with debit cards rather than cash and some have limited the number of people who can enter at one time. They are also asking everyone to shop alone. Not sure how single parents with small children are doing this, but they won't allow more than one person per family in.

Some people are able to do online order and home delivery..my BIL did that, but that's not an option at our store right now. I suppose it differs depending on where you live and what stores you have.
 

ajrwdwgirl

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I have not been to the supermarket the last 5 days. Has the hoarding mentality calmed down yet? It seems like every toilet paper joke that could be told....has been told. Is toilet paper available? How about the basics such as bread, eggs,and OJ?
It might vary from area to area but my husband went to Walmart yesterday and some shelves were bare but he was talking to one of the workers and it sounds like our store has supplies but is lacking some workers to get stuff onto the shelves. The worker he was talking to was coming off of an overtime shift and it wasn't something she normally does. I think it makes sense about lacking workers since some people might be sick, too scared to come out, staying home because of lack of childcare with schools out, or just lack of workers because the college students have gone home now. He was not looking for toilet paper (he got a pack last week though), but he was looking for Chlorox wipes for church but there weren't any out.
 
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