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I say they shut down walmart and homedepot this time and let the small businesses stay open.
I like that. LOL. Bars -- well, let's face it, there has never been social distancing in one I've ever gone into! Only masks were on robbers So, they could close and I'm sorry about it. Then again -- doesn't alcohol kill the germs?? :lol:

VA says we need to have a mask in stores -- I just don't go to store often now. But, I do keep a mask or two in my truck for the times I need to go in. At work -- mostly I close off the aisle I'm working and no one is close, mask at hand but.......
 

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I don't really "get" the whole pushback against masks. I wear one, DH wears one. They aren't fun, they're hot and even a bit uncomfortable - but if it gives me one tiny scintilla of protection for either myself or my loved ones - I'm gonna wear the darn thing.

I know there have been claims of them impeding oxygen intake or retaining CO2, but after watching this video - I'm not sure I buy that they are any kind of health risk for a healthy person.
 

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The following information is based on inquiries sent to state governor’s offices and state health departments on May 20, 2020 following the public release of iOS and Android updates to support the Exposure Notification API.


Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API?
StatesStatus
AlabamaWill Participate
AlaskaNo Response
ArizonaNot Participating*
ArkansasNo Response
CaliforniaNot Participating*
ColoradoNot Participating*
ConnecticutNo Response
Delaware*Not Participating*
FloridaNo Response
GeorgiaNo Response
HawaiiNo Response
IdahoNo Response
IllinoisNo Response
IndianaNo Response
IowaNo Response
KansasNo Response
KentuckyNo Response
LouisianaNo Response
MaineNot Participating*
MarylandNot Participating*
MassachusettsNo Response
MichiganNot Participating*
MinnesotaNo Response
MississippiNo Response
MissouriNot Participating*
MontanaNo Response
NebraskaNo Response
NevadaNo Response
New HampshireNo Response
New JerseyNo Response
New MexicoNo Response
New YorkNo Response
North CarolinaNo Response
North DakotaWill Participate
OhioNot Participating*
OklahomaNo Response
OregonNo Response
PennsylvaniaNot Participating*
Rhode IslandNo Response
South CarolinaWill Participate
South DakotaNot Participating*
TennesseeNot Participating*
TexasNot Participating*
UtahNo Response
VermontNo Response
VirginiaWill Participate
WashingtonNot Participating*
West VirginiaNot Participating*
WisconsinNot Participating*
WyomingNot Participating*
4 of 50 States Participating
‎ *South Dakota “We are utilizing an app called Care 19 to assist with our contact tracing efforts. Care 19 requires an opt-in by users to provide us their location data, making it incredibly friendly to privacy concerns.”
‎ *West Virginia “No final decision has been made by West Virginia regarding the use of this technology.”
‎*California “We don’t have any updates on apps at this time, but if that changes, we will let you know.”
‎*Colorado “The State is not exploring using “exposure notification API” generated data at this time.”
‎*Washington “We are working in combination with University of Washington for an app that could be of assistance to people to find out if they have been in the proximity of people who are infected. That app could use hardware and software from Apple and Google. This is a very promising technology that we are working with the UW on.”
‎*Maryland “The Maryland Department of Health and local health departments will use the state-of-the-art contact tracing platform called COVID Link, which will assist in collecting information about people who test positive for COVID-19 and any individuals they have come into close contact with. COVID Link is expected to be operational by the end of the month.”
‎*Arizona “We are currently investigating all innovative strategies for conducting contact tracing.”
‎*Pennsylvania “The department is continuing to determine our next steps as far as a contact tracing app.”
‎*Tennessee “At this time the Tennessee Department of Health is not using an app for contact tracing or monitoring, and has not engaged in a vendor contract with any firm to help with contact tracing.”
‎*Wyoming “We have no current plans related to those type of apps.”
‎*Delaware “Delaware does not currently plan to use these technologies.”
‎*Ohio “We have no plans to do so at this time.”
‎*Missouri “We are considering a range of technologies to help with contact tracing, but we have not yet made any decisions.”
‎*Maine “At present, Maine CDC is reviewing the efficacy of the app you mention, as well as other apps that could aid our contact tracing efforts. The app to which you refer could prove helpful as travelers from other states visit Maine during the summer, so we are interested but still in the review process.”
‎*Michigan “We are reviewing many technology tools that have been offered to aid the COVID-19 response to ensure they adhere to our commitment to privacy. Our contact tracing is currently tech enabled through Deloitte, but people based through a multitude of volunteers. We are working with a university on a contact tracing program that will be announced in the near future and are leveraging texting as part of our current contact tracing efforts. To help Michiganders find testing near them, we are also offering an online testing locater powered by Castlight.

This is part of a broader strategy to Contain COVID to help slow the spread of the virus, keep our first responders safe and save lives in Michigan.”
‎Latest Update: June 5, 8:08 P.M. CDT
 

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Gov Abbot closed bars, limited restaurant seating to 50%, closed down the river rafting and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless approved by local officials.

We have some restaurants that have never opened back up to inside dining. They are still drive thru or pick up only.
 

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They closed River Rafting, yet are only banning outdoor gatherings over 100 ???? and most river rafters have what 2-4 to a raft???? Certainly less than 100.... And it is outside for pete's sake..... :barnie:he:idunno:hu:hide
 

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They closed River Rafting, yet are only banning outdoor gatherings over 100 ???? and most river rafters have what 2-4 to a raft???? Certainly less than 100.... And it is outside for pete's sake..... :barnie:he:idunno:hu:hide
The river rafting down some of the central Texas rivers are jam packed. So, no social distancing there. Plus, you get picked up and bussed back to the starting point.

I'm glad that Texas is not participating in social tracking. That is an intrusion and to put an app on your phone is just wrong. Of course, your movements are tracked anyway. Used to, you could remove the battery from your phone, can't do it with these smart phones.
 

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I don't really "get" the whole pushback against masks. I wear one, DH wears one. They aren't fun, they're hot and even a bit uncomfortable - but if it gives me one tiny scintilla of protection for either myself or my loved ones - I'm gonna wear the darn thing.

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FEM, I agree with wearing a mask. We don't always put one on, but when we go to town, I have a bag with masks, sanitizer and wipes in it. For a quick run in the post office to get mail, i don't always grab a mask, guilty! With Covid cases rising daily, wearing a mask is just a smart thing to do. Since one can have Covid and spread it for weeks before showing symptoms, wearing a mask protects others. If my wearing a mask protects some one else from catching a deadly virus from me, then i will wear one. I have to admit, going to a restaurant and sitting down to a meal is enticing. By the time we get home with take out, it just isn't as good anymore.
 

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If you don't want to be tracked, wrap aluminum foil around your phone. To see if it works, wrap your phone in aluminum foil and have someone call your phone. It won't ring.

For those that have iPhones, here is how you turn off the contact tracing:


How to turn on/off COVID-19 contact tracing on iPhone
  1. On iOS 13.5 and later, head to Settings on your iPhone
  2. Swipe down and tap Privacy
  3. Now choose Health
  4. Tap COVID-19 Exposure Logging at the top
  5. For now, you’ll need an authorized app before Exposure Notifications can be turned on. But then you can tap the toggle to turn notifications on or off
  6. You can also delete the exposure logs manually at any time at the bottom of the settings
  7. Follow along here for when apps from health authorities become available in the U.S.
 

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I'm such a technopeasant! My phone is Android (that's pretty much all I know) does this work for mine?
 
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