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Discussion: Litter picking

in: coach ld; coach ld > 2020-03-24

Mar 25, 2020 5:42 PM # 
Bash:
So nice of you! I hope you're being super cautious because everything - even groceries and mail - should be treated as contaminated with virus at this point. Garbage that's been lying around for a long time can't carry infection but recently dropped coffee cups are risky.
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Mar 26, 2020 3:51 AM # 
coach ld:
We wore vinyl gloves, didn't touch anything but the garbage, and removed the glove very carefully afterward. So you can heave a sigh of relief.
Mar 26, 2020 4:45 AM # 
Bash:
Excellent!

You probably heard that Garden Foods closed this afternoon after an employee tested positive. It sounds like they'll reopen shortly after a deep cleaning. Some of the locals are freaking out, refusing to go there and saying they need to go into isolation. They don't realize that they've probably encountered someone with COVID-19 already - or they've used the same gas pump or door handle as an infected person. I can't believe how surprised and angry some of them are. It seems they thought they were protected by living in a small town. A town near Canada's busiest airport!
Mar 27, 2020 1:07 AM # 
coach ld:
It has re-opened. I was there today. Greeted at the door by a guy who asked if I was shopping or just picking up an order, then he sprayed and wiped the cart before giving it to me. It was not crowded in there, unlike Zehr's.
Mar 29, 2020 6:45 PM # 
Bash:
It reopened briefly and closed again for 7 days. Peel Public Health did an investigation and said they could reopen but many people in the community wrongly believed that GF needed to close for 14 days. I saw dozens of people on social media saying that they would refuse to shop there from now on: "Shame on them!" I said I would have no qualms about going, and Allan Thompson was photographed shopping there on the same day you went. But they were forced to close because of the outcry.
https://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-story/99175...

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