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Elsa
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My surgery was scheduled today. I probably could have had it this month but my daughter is coming to visit.

My husband has an mri scheduled on a Saturday. It makes me think they're trying to catch up and also get money coming in again. There has not been many patients here... example my mil is in a nursing home. Zero cases. So the hospitals and staff have lost income.

I don't know the deal on the chain restaurants, but there is a restaurant out here in the country that's popular. They opened the last week of April. Far as I could tell, they just turned on their OPEN sign and people converged on them, instantly. When I drive by now, it seems normal.

What's happening in your land?

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Hades Moon
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In Australia, we have flattened the curve but the premier of my state has been very reluctant to wind back our restrictions. The PM wants to slowly get the economy restarted and I really wish for this to occur.

Unfortunately, my state has the toughest restrictions even though we don’t have the highest cases. Today there is a major cabinet meeting which will announce more details of our PM’s plans to get things re opened. I just hope my premier is receptive.

It’s great that you are beginning to see some signs of normalcy where you are re: restaurant. Small changes can make a big difference to how we feel.

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Tango
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We haven't started reopening yet. 

But the garden centre that's part of the supermarket where I work will be opening tomorrow. 

I predict it will be crazy busy. 

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Elsa
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I spoke with a friend who is going to the bank to have something notarized. This is in one of the western states.

She was told to wear a mask, up to the door. Then she is to take off her mask, walk in, at which point everyone in the bank will put their mask on!

I could not figure this out... but she explained, they have some facial recognition thing going in there. Eerie! 

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CocoPeaches
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Oh that makes sense - that the masks are not compatible with facial recognition technology. Fun little foil to the plot!

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Things are starting to reopen but it's a little confusing. There is a clash between the city and state. The city is being particularly confusing about the timeline and can't seem to nail anything down. That's pretty much normal for them, though. 😉

In any case, I'm happy for a return to regular life (or something closer to that). And I don't care what anyone thinks of that. The bandaid needed to be ripped off at some point.

Of course, going to businesses is still a weird experience. I'm not sure if masks are still required across the board but I'm still wearing one during public interactions. And I haven't tried dining in a restaurant or anything like that that's just starting to open up again.

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