Coronavirus Coronavirus: In-Iowa General Discussion (Not Limited)

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  1. FOREVERTRUE

    FOREVERTRUE Active Member

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    Yes, but the problem is it snowballs. I work at a plant that makes processed food, essential right. Now if we have a shortage on packaging materials (boxes or plastic film) or shortage on parts for our equipment, or even gloves, hair nets and beard nets, we can't run effectively.

    So now you just made all the suppliers of these things essential to keep the primary essential industry going. It gets to be a complex spider web of what is needed.
     
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  2. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you are right. Not as easy as just shutting everything down. So many industries tie in with other industries.
     
  3. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    The state of Nevada is mandating non-essential businesses to close for the next 30 days. Businesses that sell food, gas, social services, hardware stores, as well as hospitals, fire stations and police stations shall stay open.
     
  4. ruflosn

    ruflosn Active Member

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    Dang, 30 days.
     
  5. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. California is shutting down county by county right now. New York is going to end up being the same way and I believe will "shelter in place" by the end of the day. That will cause a domino effect of other east coast states to do the same. Once other states do the same in the east, the midwest will start to do the same. I'd just keep my eyes on the surrounding states and see what they do. We won't be too far behind from them.
     
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  6. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    How does this apply to manufacturing and the like?

    I see this as closing stores - clothing stores, car/motorcycle/bicycle sales, sporting goods stores, gift shops, stuff like that. The types of stores you see in malls and strip malls. That makes sense.

    I don't see how you can stop manufacturing, close down mechanics, utilities, plumbers, etc without SEVERE consequences that will absolutely outweigh the virus.
     
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  7. CascadeClone

    CascadeClone Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we should just close and lay everyone off? Is that your proposed solution? Or should we close but keep paying everyone - until we run out of money, and THEN fire everyone - permanently.

    I'll bet you $1 that the employees think their place of employment is just as essential as the business owners do.

    My partners and I have spent the better part of the last week trying to make sure we can keep everyone employed, make payroll, and find workarounds for those with kids at home. And I would estimate 90% of small biz owners are doing same.

    So please understand that I take your comment, implying small business owners are greedy and self-important, as extremely insulting.
     
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  8. 1UNI2ISU

    1UNI2ISU Well-Known Member

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    You took me the wrong way.

    Nobody is greedy. Not insinuating that at all, we've just got to prepare ourselves for the fact that this thing could get a lot worse before it gets better and we're probably going to have to make some real difficult choices. I'm just saying if your local insurance agency or financial planner or small factory is forced to close for a period of a few days or a couple weeks, that we're going to get through it.

    Those things are important (I know, I'm an insurance agent) BUT we're not firefighters, med personnel, etc. There are very few things that could happen in those few days that can't be addressed when we get back into operation.
     
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  9. madguy30

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    Lost me here.

    That's simply not true.

    I don't consider small business owners in that realm though.
     
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  10. spierceisu

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    Has anyone heard updates on the likelyhood of daycare's closing? I hope they don't, but it seems weird that schools are closed "not officially mandated by the state, but unofficially mandated" and daycares are not.
     
  11. CoachHines3

    CoachHines3 Well-Known Member

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    another place i'm shocked it hasn't gotten into and ravaged.. Africa.
     
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  12. mdk2isu

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    So the brothels are ok to stay open? They provide a 'social service' right? Asking for a friend.
     
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  13. dosry5

    dosry5 Well-Known Member

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    Stop. You don’t have any friends!
     
  14. CYCLONE STATE

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    Our company president sent an email to everyone yesterday. It said our company is committed to taking care of its employees and if anyone needs time off we are welcome to use our pto or vacation days.

    locally owned very profitable company.
     
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  15. mtowncyclone13

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    our daycare is closed. really throwing a wrench in life, right now
     
  16. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    Well some states have actually stopped arresting for non-violent crimes, ie: prostitution. Sooo use that info as you'd like.
     
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  17. mdk2isu

    mdk2isu Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were my friend. You didnt need to break this to me publically. :p
     
  18. dosry5

    dosry5 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. But it’s best to treat it like a band aid and just quickly rip it off.
     
  19. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    The state of New York is mandating non-essential businesses can have no more than 50% of employees work at their office. He's doing so by executive order.
     
  20. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Not much international travel.
     
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