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    #31
    Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
    No, you're not a mess, CODawn. Your routine and habits get shaken up, so I think it's perfectly normal to feel some effects. I think the best we can do right now is doing our best to adapt our mindset and maybe see what we can do to spend some time. Working through backlogs of films, book, video games, whatever, maybe trying to pick up a new hobby you can do from home, calling relatives and friends, trying to calm down, things like that. All the best to you

    Kaleo I hope your mother stays safe.
    ...well said...

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      #32
      Originally posted by Fremen View Post

      No, it is the sense of something unexpected that happens, it was all there in front of your eyes, but when it happens you seem to be living in a movie.
      Nobody could have thought two months ago that in Italy personal freedom would have been limited as it is now.
      The same countries that looked to Italy as an isolated case now find themselves slowly in the same situation.
      What personally leaves me stunned is that there is not the slightest international coordination, each country does as it pleases.
      sad, but maybe it's a(nother) chance for diplomacy... and international solidarity... we will see...

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        #33
        I've called my father today. He's pretty calm, still goes out every day to eat, does his grocery shopping (despite my brother living next to him) and spends time with his grandson. He doesn't plan on changing anything (or quitting smoking) and says 'I do what I can, but if it gets me, it gets me'. I want to have that peace of mind, too (I'm not stressed because of Covid, I mean a general peace of mind when it comes to mortality).

        Schools are closing next Monday, too.
        Also, situation's still normal, plenty of toilet paper available

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          #34
          Thank you. This is the most supportive place ever. Trying to get out of my head and back into real life.

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            #35
            We just got some pretty confusing guidelines. If I'm non essential I should stay at home, public transport will continue but there would be less of it (as if there's enough now), Can't have more than 10 people in a single space. But I still need to get to work tomorrow which makes sense... when there are less buses around to take everyone who are non essential but were instructed to come in anyway. I think I'll at least "tell on" my boss who came back from Thailand and went straight back to work...

            Other than that, Nihopaloa 's dad is right. Take precaution but don't lose your heads.

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              #36
              France just declared Stage 3, with non essential places and stores closing (and confusing info too , Amirsh ; my local cake shop wondered if they'd be considered as bakery and essential, or not...).

              Normally around the 22th I was supposed to go back to Paris, had a few medical appointments (including at hospital - so wondering if it is maintained), and start work again by seeing the work doctor on 31st. However, if I am considered "at risk", wondering if I immediately would start telecommuting, or still need to see the work doctor. Depending on all that we may go back to Bretagne fairly fast (I can telecommute from there ), or not ... So not sure at all what will happen, depending on what the hospitals and HR / work doc say...

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                #37
                I am attaching here, for everyone who sees this thread as well as for everyone participating, our latest piece on creating structure and a little bit of sanity to the working at home situation. I hope it is of some help. Stay safe everyone.

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                  #38
                  I have never seen so many people happy to bring the dog out ...

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                    #39
                    If I may do some shameless advertising for a thread I made over on the Chat Room Board: Fun, education and stuff to do: Staying home because of Covid
                    In this thread I try (with some help from other Bees) to collect various links to activities, interesting content, and other things to make the time for those who have to stay at home more... well... not so bad
                    Something that keeps us occupied to steer our minds to different thoughts. Maybe some of you find something to try out, or even want to contribute. I'm constantly adding links I find, hoping that it will benefit everyone who needs some diversion.

                    Shameless advertising ends here, I hope you all have quiet days and weeks ahead of you, with as much health as possible.


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                      #40
                      Update: My mum is feeling much better after 4 days, so it was probably only a common cold

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Kaleo View Post
                        Update: My mum is feeling much better after 4 days, so it was probably only a common cold
                        Yeah i'm happy for you

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                          #42
                          Switzerland now has an almost lock down too, almost everything is closed, but we still can go outside (but they do recommend to stay inside as much as possible obviously). I really hope that's going to be enough to keep people from meeting in groups and we do not have to get a full quarantine lock down. But what I'm hearing from some people, the chances are low . At least the weather is nice for now, so I can use our balcony a lot.

                          Also luckily my parents who live in a different city are smart enough to take things seriously.


                          Kaleo : Glad to hear!

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                            #43
                            Lock down is coming. In austria tirol, vorarlberg, kärten already put some places under it.

                            I am too lucky enough to have a balcony and seeing what was going on it italy, I even cleaned it before the government asked us to stay home. But it's getting cold again, so fuckuse is that.

                            My sister said to me today -you realise, it's been just a week, since they announced schools and unis are going to close?
                            Shits happening so fast these days, feels like a month already. Also I am starting to get angry and ischgl bashing is on top of my list these days. Not fair I know, but there is nobody around to here me anyway, how could there? I gotta stay home.

                            Stay safe! Stay inside!
                            Und schmusen nur mit mitbewohnern!

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                              #44
                              Hi guys. Change of jobs: My work is now directly related to covid (resilience and coordination in order to ensure critical services are maintained) I'll try and come back tomorrow after my shift to talk a bit more of it if you guys want. Perhaps it'll help, perhaps not.

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                                #45
                                I'm worried in a few ways. I'm American, but I also work in the restaurant industry and in my state they've issued a mandate that all restaurants are welcome to stay open and serve people to-go orders, drive thru, deliveries, and curbside service... But there's no promise I'll be paid even the federal minimum wage for my work (7.25/hour) compared to the tipped minimum wage (2.58/hour). Given the financial distress likely being experienced by many along with the emphasis on not encouraging people to go out, I'm simply going to have some serious and debilitating financial issues. For the past day, I've been working on making sure all my payments are at least up to date for this month on necessities, seeking help for payments that come later that I may not have the funds to cover (example: the phone company I use gave me a one month credit towards my phone bill), and reaching out to my apartment management. The biggest blessing is that at least for this and next month, my complex is waiving late fees on rent, isn't even able to conduct evictions due to to the state of emergency, and is more than willing to work with us regarding rent payment as long as we contact them. So the good news is that I at the very least won't end up sleeping in my car because I got kicked out. I suspect regarding my work that will only be a matter of time before we're closed down as well as measures to control the spread of the virus become even stricter. While I know there are national and local talks regarding providing financial relief to citizens, I am apprehensive about placing my trust in these officials (moreso the national ones than the local ones).

                                And I'm also worried once that settles in because isolation has become a sort of incubation chamber of depression for me in the past. I'm not inherently an extrovert, but going longer than three or four days without going outside has proven to be detrimental to my mental health in the past. It's not even that I don't have hobbies or ideas on things I can do, I just know that I can only forestall that inevitable drop in me for so long. While this is not an immediate concern as I am still intending to work (provided I do not display symptoms of illness), I, again, suspect that work will become shut down, come what may. As much as I understand that this is for public safety, I can't help but feel like I'm staring down the barrel of an old situation and an old life that terrifies me. I gotta try not to count my eggs before they've hatched, but I can't help this anxiety of mine.

                                ... And I'm worried for my Dad, who isn't particularly old at 48, but local statistics suggest he's at one of the highest percentage risk of serious complications should he contract it. And I'm worried for my regulars, some of whom I know for a fact are immunocompromised or within a few of the more worrying age ranges. I can only hope they're okay and I'd rather not see them. And I'm worried about the hysteria now too, and I certainly am not looking forward to how that manifests on the graveyard shifts I typically work, if I'm blessed enough to work them at all at this point.

                                Oh, and - one small blessing, I suppose. I've been attending a gym for the past two months now and they've been working on doing Facebook group livestreams for workouts/classes. They're limited in what and how they can teach because of the platform change, but at least I know that there's something of a schedule I can adhere to when things finally reach the impending lockdown stage and if I want to, I can practice krav maga/kickboxing workouts daily. ^^

                                It feels dark, I think, and I guess I can take some comfort in the fact that I know it'll get darker too, even if I don't know when that is.

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