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Old 04-04-2020, 06:38 PM
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There are too many virus threads, I don't know which one I read it in but in that thread someone said his local walmart was only letting 30 people in at one time and that 6ft sections were marked off around the store outside to keep the line seperated.
Not sure about that math in your post, I can say for certain on Black Friday, no one in a walmart has an empty 1000sf space around them.
I was wrong, it's 5 per 1000sf. The math is from one of their assistant managers.

Here's the story: https://www.mcalesternews.com/covid-...s-at-one-time/
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Read an article the other day, on FOX, roughly 45% of those tested positive (with test kits) never showed any symptoms at all. Pretty sure there's a lot of carriers out there

https://www.foxnews.com/health/half-...toms-data-show
I came across a story on MSN...not sure what the actual news source was...about people who had caught it and recovered from it. One guy said he didn't have anything more than a minor cough and runny nose...he thought it was just allergies.
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I was at Crest again this morning to re-stock on a few things, primarily fresh items. Just like last time, you could get pretty much anything you wanted as long as you weren't too picky about the brand name. And, as always, people remain polite and considerate of others.

That being said, we still have our share of ass-hattery around here. When I parked and got out, I immediately saw this lying on the ground:




While I was waiting in the checkout line, I noticed that someone had made a very serious quality-of-life decision, regarding their pretzel snacks:

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I came across a story on MSN...not sure what the actual news source was...about people who had caught it and recovered from it. One guy said he didn't have anything more than a minor cough and runny nose...he thought it was just allergies.
Unless he tested positive or had a fever greater than 100 for more than 5 days, he was probably correct, it was allergies. I hear a lot of people claiming to have it but they have not met those 2 criteria.
I have allergies (runny nose, sore throat, red eyes), sciatica (aches and pains), COPD (cough, shortness of breath) and IBS (nausea and diarrhea) If they all acted up at once, I would have EVERY symptom of the virus except the fever.
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Several stores are now opening early morning 7:00 to 8:00 for just the elderly so they can get in and go out as safely as possible. I believe Smart Saver and Sams are now doing that. Maybe Aldi also. We donít have a Crest out on the west side of OKC... yet...
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Unless he tested positive or had a fever greater than 100 for more than 5 days, he was probably correct, it was allergies. I hear a lot of people claiming to have it but they have not met those 2 criteria.
I have allergies (runny nose, sore throat, red eyes), sciatica (aches and pains), COPD (cough, shortness of breath) and IBS (nausea and diarrhea) If they all acted up at once, I would have EVERY symptom of the virus except the fever.
He did test positive for it though. That was what the story was about...people who had had it and survived. Now some of the other stories were quite horrendous...people on ventilators for weeks at a time, that kinda stuff.

I'm with you on the allergies. Mine are so bad this time of year that I could have it, and just think it's allergies...unless I start running a fever.

I did make a trip to WM this morning. They had police tape around the entrances, someone standing there counting the people going in and coming back out. The shelves didn't look any better than they have in the past. The chicken section in the meats dept was sparse, no pork chops or anything pork at all, beef section looked okay, though the tubed hamburger section was about half full. On a side note, there's plenty of water and TP just sitting there waiting to be bought...now that everyone has a 10 year supply of the stuff.
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I did make a trip to WM this morning. They had police tape around the entrances, someone standing there counting the people going in and coming back out. The shelves didn't look any better than they have in the past. The chicken section in the meats dept was sparse, no pork chops or anything pork at all, beef section looked okay, though the tubed hamburger section was about half full. On a side note, there's plenty of water and TP just sitting there waiting to be bought...now that everyone has a 10 year supply of the stuff.

I went to the west side Norman WM this morning, a prescription was ready for pick-up.

Like you say, they have police tape strung up everywhere around the entrance, to channel people so they can be accurately counted going in and coming out.

The shelves are still sparse in some areas, but overall it looked like their inventory is slowly recovering.
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Several stores are now opening early morning 7:00 to 8:00 for just the elderly so they can get in and go out as safely as possible. I believe Smart Saver and Sams are now doing that. Maybe Aldi also. We donít have a Crest out on the west side of OKC... yet...
N.W. 23rd and Meridian.....sort of west.
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Definitely different than in Mcalester. The WM employees, some of them anyway, called the police trying to get them to run people out of the store...it was as crowded as Christmas one said, and most people were just wandering around doing and buying nothing. Police said there was nothing they could do because there's an exception in the governors order, and in the cities order, that allows people to "grocery shop." Lowe's parking lot was full Friday and Saturday.

I drove home from work Friday afternoon about 1:30ish. Carl Albert Parkway, the main east/west thoroughfare through town, looked like it did last week. Auto parts stores were full, convenience stores were full, Braum's parking lot was full. I even got passed by a cement truck hauling cement somewhere...like that's an absolute necessity.

Drive by the lake and see how many people are fishing. Almost nobody here is taking this thing seriously.
I was in McAlester the 25th. No toilet paper there anywhere. I didn't go in WM, well because it's WM, but no other place had any. That bread or hand sanitizer. People were social distancing though and being very standoffish in general but if you spoke to them they were still very friendly and eager for conversation.
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Wife said they are doing the "one in and one out" thing at Walmart in Duncan. I haven't been to town much in a while. I think I went to Walmart about 10 days ago or so. Tractor Supply also. I did go into Orschelns two days ago to get some chainlink fence panels for the grand daughter's garden (keep the deer out).

I've been watching https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/ for the local numbers. Seems pretty stable in this part of Oklahoma so far. The numbers in the 6 counties around us seem to be staying about the same. Even Comanche county went up to 42 but hasn't changed in a day or two.
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Although Reasors in Tulsa, put out the notice yesterday they would only be letting in a certain number, must wear mask, must only move one direction, ect. Hubby just picked up an Rx there for his Dad and looked for fresh veggies. No enforcement whatsoever. (Brookside location) The only people he saw wearing any PPE at all were the few employees who were visible.
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I went to the Norman Home Depot today, and they now have a make-shift cattle chute set up outside the entrance, to control and count how many people are in the store at any given time.

Also, you can now only exit through the doors down at the opposite end of the store, by the contractor's check-out lane. The exit just past the main bank of registers is completely blocked off.
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I had hope our feed store would get in some tomato cages, I need extra, but so far, nothing. I am sure the dude gets tired of me calling. I don't need it but it would be nice to have some bed edging and landscaping fabric too, and a new pot for a houseplant. The local mom and pop lumber yard store, doesn't carry many lawn and garden products, just a few tools and fertilizer. Ace Hardware sent me two $10 GS for my BD next week, I may break down and make the trip to one outside the city. But there is no way I am going near one of the big stores unless its a true emergency.
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Source: TU text update sent to employees: 5 students (with previous waivers to remain on campus) and 1 faculty member have tested positive.
Hubby has been working from home, as the campus has been closed for the last 3 weeks, but next week he is scheduled to escort the exterminators around campus. They will be in non-occupied and mostly non-student areas, basements, attics, roofs, and storage. His only role is to unlock doors and make sure they visit all the areas on his checklist. That only makes me feel a little bit better.
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I finally did it - I went into Walmart.

Duncan's walmart was relatively quiet and I missed the memo that Ace was closing at 6pm these days.

I masked up and went in. They had more stock than last time, overall, but were out of more as well. It's like things are being picked over much more.

There were people with masks, with gloves, with masks and gloves. The only thing I didn't see was EyePro. Things were calm but there were still the idiots walking around with their entire family touching everything. There were even families of masks....why?!

About 20% of the staff had masks on and about half as many had gloves. They were trying so hard to stock this evening when you wouldn't see them do that at all normally.

Meat: In stock but it looks like pay-day Friday went a little too far
Deli Items (cheese, lunch meat): In stock
Frozen food: better than before - I snagged several pizza's and oven bake dinners
Soda: Very picked over. No caffeine free anything unless you wanted non-diet items
Eggs: better than a few weeks ago, but still limited
Frozen breakfast: MUCH better. Managed to snag small breakfast biscuits for my little one
Milk and Butter: "ok" - we like FairLife and there were only 3 left. I only took one.
Canned food: Still very picked over
Fresh produce: Much better than before. Ripe bananas (vs green last time), potatoes, etc were all in-stock. I avoided the prepared fruit this time.

Didn't bother with looking at the paper isle or stuff like rice/beans, etc. I'm full up on those and wasn't treating this as a museum trip.

Same decon when home. Trash bags and ozone, washing fruit, shoes out in the garage for 3-4 days, etc. I wore a mask while doing decon this time (it actually helps with the ozone) and didn't care that several people in the neighborhood saw me doing it. At this point, I feel like someone needs to help teach the sheep to care about what comes into their house a bit anyway.

The kids saw me with a mask on when home for the first time. I had to give a quick lesson on viability of a virus on product. When I was done, my teen looked at a box I handed her in utter disgust. I chuckled and let her know I had treated it. She was relieved and said she didn't want to touch anything from outside unless it got treated with ozone. I wish I could have an ozone room that you walk through, but I'm dreaming.

Now - if I could just get my husband to have lumber delivered to start working on the fence...
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Wife said they are doing the "one in and one out" thing at Walmart in Duncan. I haven't been to town much in a while. I think I went to Walmart about 10 days ago or so. Tractor Supply also. I did go into Orschelns two days ago to get some chainlink fence panels for the grand daughter's garden (keep the deer out).

I've been watching https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/ for the local numbers. Seems pretty stable in this part of Oklahoma so far. The numbers in the 6 counties around us seem to be staying about the same. Even Comanche county went up to 42 but hasn't changed in a day or two.

My apologies... the one in, one out was in Lawton, not Duncan. We drove by the Duncan Walmart yesterday afternoon. Full of cars, no line to get in, but it did look like one way in and another way out.
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On a brighter note, I saw gas for 1.09 on the way home today. I thought this would be a good time to go on a long road trip/vacation if this pandemic wasn't going on. I know I haven't seen gas that cheap since at least 2008....might even be the mid 80s since I've seen it that cheap.
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On a brighter note, I saw gas for 1.09 on the way home today. I thought this would be a good time to go on a long road trip/vacation if this pandemic wasn't going on. I know I haven't seen gas that cheap since at least 2008....might even be the mid 80s since I've seen it that cheap.
I think thats about to go back up. The feud between Russia, OPEC, and partially Mexico has apparently been resolved.
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I went to the Norman Crest store earlier this morning, to re-stock fresh items like bread, milk, etc.

They now have one store entrance completely blocked off. In the other, open entrance, they have set out pallets of bottled water that are wrapped in plastic and marked "Not for Sale". These are being used to create make-shift cattle chutes so that the store can only be entered and exited by one path.

Inside the store, they've laid out arrows on the floor, using red tape. This is to mark one-way travel directions up and down each aisle. But no one was paying attention to it, and it wasn't being enforced.

All floor employees were wearing face masks, the check-out people were wearing plexiglass face shields.
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I think thats about to go back up. The feud between Russia, OPEC, and partially Mexico has apparently been resolved.
I know it won't last forever. Friend posted that a store in Hartshorne had gas for 98 cents.
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