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    Apr 1, 20, 08:55 PM
    swamprat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Bay Care, Tampa Bay's largest hospital chain, and HCA, America's largest hospital chain, started furloughing personnel at their hospitals in the Tampa Bay area, today because the census numbers continue to decline.
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    Apr 1, 20, 10:20 AM
    The Mellow Mushroom near my home announced they were closing for good today. It's been there for the last 15 years. It's a niche business, not your everyday pizza place. I suspect more of the same to come.
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    Mar 30, 20, 02:05 PM
    swamprat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were running folks off a beach near the Gandy Bridge last weekend. Saturday, people were parking on the side of the road on the Courtney Campbell Causeway where all of the parking areas had been blocked off. They were then running on and fishing off of the beaches, bridges, and walkways. I heard Sunday, the HCSD was ticketing and towing. As of Saturday, I know that the census at most Bay Care hospitals...
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    Mar 30, 20, 01:38 PM
    We've been cooking most meals, but we had Mother's brunch delivered to the house, yesterday. Mrs. S got sangria with her meal, I got the largest Bloody Mary I've ever had with their version of a Western omelet. I love their Bloody Marys. I prefer delivery over the curbside pickup, though I haven't tried curbside pickup, yet. So I don't know how that works. I have a small table on the front porch for them to leave the meal. I can then wipe...
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    Mar 29, 20, 02:00 PM
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    After 3 yesterday, I turned the alerts off on my phones.
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    Mar 27, 20, 07:01 PM
    "Red Alert!!"
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    Mar 27, 20, 07:00 PM
    "That's a negative Ghostrider."
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    Mar 27, 20, 06:45 PM
    Citrus Park. It's in behind the McDonalds at the intersection of Citrus Park Drive and Easy Street. That is practically right across the street from the Citrus Park Mall. Easy Street dead-ends into the Big Cat Rescue.
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    Mar 25, 20, 06:22 PM
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    They closed the Wyoming Antelope Club up on 34th Street and that is an outdoor range.
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    Mar 25, 20, 06:14 PM
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    Publix is installing plexiglass barriers to separate the cashiers from the customers.
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    Mar 25, 20, 04:55 PM
    swamprat replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Pinellas County (St. Pete/Clearwater) is going on lockdown tomorrow at noon. Hillsborough County (Tampa) is applying a curfew. I work in Pinellas, but for an essential service, so no lockdown for me. However, my place of employment has instituted drastic social distancing measures. We also will be sending those that can work from home, home. I have spent the last week preparing each person, providing computers and phones to each, for this...
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    Mar 25, 20, 10:03 AM
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    Anyone traveling by air into Florida from New York is being "quarantined" upon arrival.
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    Mar 24, 20, 07:58 AM
    Saturday, NBC is televising the Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park. As of this morning, it is still happening. Most of Dade County (Miami, Hialeigha, Miami Beach, ..., etc.) is under stay at home orders. However, Gulfstream Park is in Broward County, near Hollywood.
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    Mar 24, 20, 07:16 AM
    I only live a couple of miles from "Big Cat Rescue". I normally hate "reality" style TV, but I may have to check this out.
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    Mar 23, 20, 04:42 PM
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    Here is a link to a live cam of Clearwater Beach at Pier 60. It is 5:40 PM as I post this and there is not a soul on it. There are 3 people on Indian Shores Beach. Probably residents as they have quite a few beachfront condos there. Live Cam Clearwater Beach - Florida
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    Mar 20, 20, 06:06 PM
    I just got a Social Distancing alert on my phone. Pinellas County beaches are closing at midnight, tonight.
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    Mar 19, 20, 08:43 PM
    My viewing habits have not changed all that much. I watch youtube videos most of the time when I am not reading a book. I did watch the replay of the Lightning/Bruins game of March 7, last Saturday night. Tomorrow night, I think I'll cue up the USF/Notre Dame game from 2011. It always makes my day better. :)
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    Mar 19, 20, 08:31 PM
    As of 6 am Monday morning, all Pinellas County beaches will be closed. That is all beaches from Honeymoon Island to Fort De Soto Park, including Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, Madeira Beach, and Treasure Island.
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    Mar 19, 20, 06:54 AM
    All Florida schools, K-12, are closed until April 15. Online classes begin next week for Hillsborough and Pinellas County. I don't know about other counties. Most Florida public school systems were scheduled to be on Spring Break this week, before the outbreak. St. Pauls, where my grandson goes to middle school, started online classes, yesterday. All Florida university and college campuses are closed for the remainder of the academic year...
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    Mar 19, 20, 04:45 AM
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    Mar 19, 20, 03:45 AM
    Just finished...
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    Mar 15, 20, 10:13 AM
    Publix changed their hours from 7 am to 8 pm on Friday. Though AMC Theaters are still open, they are reducing the number of tickets they are selling by 50%.
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    Mar 14, 20, 05:46 PM
    Exactly. If they are mandatorily closing schools there will have to be some kind of mandatory control or closures of daycares. Otherwise, there is no point in closing schools to prevent spreading the virus.
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    Mar 14, 20, 05:27 PM
    Let's see. I spent last night walking up and down Gulf Blvd. in Clearwater Beach. Going in and out of restaurants and pubs. I spent a couple of hours this afternoon walking the Countryside Mall in Clearwater. After that, I went to Publix to people watch as they panic buy supplies, picked up cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and a good-sized corned beef for St. Patricks day dinner. I plan on walking from the west side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway...
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    Mar 13, 20, 08:26 PM
    Out on Clearwater Beach right now. It is not desolate, but no where near what it normally is on the first night of spring break. Talked to a bartender at the Marina Cantina. She is worried because tonight’s crowd is made up of people who were already here. Most will leave and next weekend wiil be bad.
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    Mar 13, 20, 12:24 PM
    The AMC Theaters website is offline and they are not answering their phones. Nobody seems to be monitoring their FB presence either.
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