Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. Boots

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    be interesting to see what they let up on today.
     
  3. Boots

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    are they supposedly letting up on something?
     
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    EDIT: nvm
     
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  6. Boots

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    beauty! Parks hopefully
     
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    Im hoping more hiking trails, some parks. Curious how they're gonna ok fishing. 2 per boat depending on boat size?
     
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    • Provincial and municipal parks and trails in the province are allowed to re-open, although playground equipment will continue to be off limits.
    • Sportfishing will be allowed from shore or boat, but fishing derbies are not allowed.
    • People can attend boating, yacht or sailing clubs for the purpose of preparing boats for use.
    • Nova Scotians will be allowed to use and visit community gardens, and garden centres, nurseries and similar businesses can re-open.
    • Golf driving ranges may open, including those at golf clubs, but courses must remain closed. Golf clubs are allowed to perform necessary maintenance and preparations for opening.
    • People can use their cottages. This is restricted to one household unit at a time, and travel must be directly to the cottage and back. The province says travelling back and forth from cottages to primary residence is discouraged.
    • Provincial and private campgrounds remain closed but can perform necessary maintenance and prepare for opening. An exception is recreational vehicles parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used following the same rules as cottages.
    • Drive-in religious services are allowed, as long as people stay in their cars, parked two metres apart, and there are no interactions between people in cars and others.
     
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    "People can use their cottages. This is restricted to one household unit at a time, and travel must be directly to the cottage and back. The province says travelling back and forth from cottages to primary residence is discouraged."

    You can go to your cottage. Don't invite friends. Drive straight to the cottage. But don't drive there. If you do, though, drive straight there and straight home. But don't drive there.
     
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    We haven't had a case in 12 days and our restrictions are tighter than that...good luck!

    Or maybe I am reading wrong...did they keep the restrictions on social distancing. Like can two people from different families go fishing together? We can't in NB unless that person is part of my two family bubble.
     
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    They are basically saying, keep doing what you're doing but you can fish or go to the parks while doing it
     
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    Dwindling down... NB has no active cases, and 15 days without any. It feels good but I am pissed off at people who are ignoring the social distancing rules now.
     
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    Some good plain visualization - shows just how bad it is in Quebec. Hard to watch the numbers in Saskatchewan going back up.
     
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    and Quebec is like the first to reopen everything. Nuts
     
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    My brother lives in Montreal and is cursing them opening elementary schools - his kids are both in that age group. He'll end up keeping them home regardless but it is bizarre that Montreal, the hot spot for the virus in the entire country is going to send kids to school.
     
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    They've back down a bit on opening retail stores.. pushed it off for another week. All they are going to do is give themselves a big spike in cases
     
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    hopefully they lift a few more restrictions this week
     
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    Back


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  25. Boots

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    I heard you're jonesin? :rofl:
     
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    Personally, it's interesting to see new guidance coming out from other large local tech companies starting to update WFH guidance out to October (both Microsoft and Amazon memos have leaked).
     
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    I would expect that a lot of people would just stay WFH permanently. I think smart companies will see the benefits and savings to be had with a remote workforce.
     
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    I just got out of a Q&A session with out Chief Product Officer. He won't commit to it but he did indicate that it's being discussed at C-level. For me personally, I'm looking at November as a decision point as to whether we stay in the US or move back to Canada. I'm hoping if the decision is a move back, I can bring my job with me.
     
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    Moving back and keeping the job would A+++ :bowdown:
     
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    Our company has always been WFH friendly, but with all the hardware equipment I have on order to get set up in Mass...I really hope some of the local folks can go back soon lol.
     
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    I don't know, I don't think I could deal with WFH permanently. There are a lot of nice things about it but the primary detractor is the wife and kid just burst into the spare bedroom that I've modified into a makeshift office for the time being. The only time she understands to leave me alone is if I get called for a big network outage.

    At least in this job, I'd sooner have work be work, and home be home.
     
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    It's not for everyone, my wife treats me in my office the same as if I am at a real office...after 10 years of WFH I couldn't do an office gig.. unless I had to.
     
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    I've done a lot of WFH and feel I could write a book on what works and what doesn't. It definitely isn't for everyone but I also wouldn't compare WFH during COVID as a regular WFH experience. We were all rushed into it and work every day with a sense of existential dread that you can't tell if it is coming from WFH or the world falling apart.
     
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    I worked out of my apartment for a year back when I was in my early 20's. Absolutely terrible. I would go out anytime I could find an excuse. Just couldn't stand being cooped up all the time.

    I now work from home, but have a dedicated warehouse/garage on our property. All of the work gets done there, and inside the house is home. I can't imagine going back to my office job now. Pretty sure I've become "unemployable" by choice.
     

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