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Old 03-18-2020, 04:49 PM
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Default TV and FL government are not doing what it takes to curb COVID-19

All one has to do is view the pools in TV and the beaches packed with spring breakers.

Until such time as they close down these places there is nothing but lip service being rendered.

I have been trying to remain positive about what is being done and changes to how we live has been significant.

When Las Vegas closes down and Disney closes down what does it tell everybody when the Florida beaches and pools in TV remain open.......social distancing....not where it needs to be.

And so why are the decision makers ignoring the open violation of social distancing by hundreds of thousands of people here?
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:52 PM
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COVID-19 District Action Plan

March 18, 2020 5:00 p.m.

The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District implemented the following facility and schedule changes. In addition to the closures below, please refrain from participating in gatherings of 10 or more people as recommended by the CDC.

Recreation Activities – the following changes will be in effect until further notice:

The operating hours of the Recreation Centers will be 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All swimming pools will be closed beginning at sunset on Wednesday, March 18th.
All scheduled indoor activities in the recreation centers are cancelled.
The Enrichment Academy (TEA) courses scheduled between March 14th and March 31st are postponed and will be rescheduled.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:04 PM
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All one has to do is view the pools in TV and the beaches packed with spring breakers.

Until such time as they close down these places there is nothing but lip service being rendered.

I have been trying to remain positive about what is being done and changes to how we live has been significant.

When Las Vegas closes down and Disney closes down what does it tell everybody when the Florida beaches and pools in TV remain open.......social distancing....not where it needs to be.

And so why are the decision makers ignoring the open violation of social distancing by hundreds of thousands of people here?
Well you got part of your wish.
All pools in TV are closing Wednesday evening at sunset.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:17 PM
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This just goes to show that warnings are not enough. People disregard the experts and congregate anyway. Coronavirus can not survive in the swimming pool water due to the chlorine. But when people fail to distance themselves from others on the pool deck or in the swimming pool water, the powers that be have to act.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:22 PM
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All one has to do is view the pools in TV and the beaches packed with spring breakers.

Until such time as they close down these places there is nothing but lip service being rendered.

I have been trying to remain positive about what is being done and changes to how we live has been significant.

When Las Vegas closes down and Disney closes down what does it tell everybody when the Florida beaches and pools in TV remain open.......social distancing....not where it needs to be.

And so why are the decision makers ignoring the open violation of social distancing by hundreds of thousands of people here?
Wow !... Hundreds of Thousands of People here ? Look try to stay focused and most of all calm down. This will all work out, it is far from doomsday.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:31 PM
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Bring down those virus-infected children and let them all swim in our pools. Schools throughout the country are closed because of the possibility of spreading virus -- so let's back up the kids and go see Grandma and Grandpa.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:33 PM
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COVID-19 District Action Plan

March 18, 2020 5:00 p.m.

The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District implemented the following facility and schedule changes. In addition to the closures below, please refrain from participating in gatherings of 10 or more people as recommended by the CDC.

Recreation Activities – the following changes will be in effect until further notice:

The operating hours of the Recreation Centers will be 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All swimming pools will be closed beginning at sunset on Wednesday, March 18th.
All scheduled indoor activities in the recreation centers are cancelled.
The Enrichment Academy (TEA) courses scheduled between March 14th and March 31st are postponed and will be rescheduled.
Yep! Thanks 'twoplanekid' To paraphrase a past President, "Trust but verify," I had to look it up - found it on the Village Community Development web site: https://www districtgov.org/ I wondered when that would happen. Recommend we all read the update the VCCD posted.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:58 PM
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Wow !... Hundreds of Thousands of People here ? Look try to stay focused and most of all calm down. This will all work out, it is far from doomsday.
Here focus on this....the real intent of the post:

Spring breakers criticized for packing beaches during coronavirus outbreak: '''You'''re an idiot''' | Fox News

"This..." will not work out. And the post had nothing to do with doomsday....and all about the ignorant and inconsiderates NOT abiding by federal and state guidelines.

And then there will be those who will go after the network source and ignore the story and especially it's impacts.

Like TV shut down the pools. The Governor needs to suck it up and close the beaches...
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:06 AM
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Some of the FL beaches are closed. Take some responsibility and stay home. This is unprecedented event and the CDC has made the recommendations, it’s up to us to follow. Law enforcement is getting ready for the next presidential recommendations, it’s not going to be easy keeping the streets clear. Get ready to keep your golf carts parked!
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:08 AM
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But the virus can not survive in temps above 78°. So why shut down pools and beaches when being outside in temps above 80° is supposed to be exactly what is needed. Also, groups of 10, but in what size area. 10 in a 20 x20 room is much different than 10 on a acre lot outside. The CDC recommendations are vague when it comes to this. Or is it inaccurate or mere panic? Who really knows since we have no cases currently from anyone at a pool, beach, or softball field.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:31 AM
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This just goes to show that warnings are not enough. People disregard the experts and congregate anyway. Coronavirus can not survive in the swimming pool water due to the chlorine. But when people fail to distance themselves from others on the pool deck or in the swimming pool water, the powers that be have to act.

And you know "Coronavirus cannot survive in swimming pool water due to chlorine" how? They need you in the science labs.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:36 AM
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But the virus can not survive in temps above 78°. So why shut down pools and beaches when being outside in temps above 80° is supposed to be exactly what is needed. Also, groups of 10, but in what size area. 10 in a 20 x20 room is much different than 10 on a acre lot outside. The CDC recommendations are vague when it comes to this. Or is it inaccurate or mere panic? Who really knows since we have no cases currently from anyone at a pool, beach, or softball field.
Got this off Snopes - do with it what you may. I have read the same at other sites but too lazy this morning to search.

What's True
Some viral strains, such as those that cause common cold and influenza, are less likely to spread during warmer seasons.

What's False
However, according to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 “can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.” This disease will not “go away” due to warmer weather.

What's Undetermined
It's too early to tell if the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will be dampened by warm weather.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:37 AM
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Default Staying ahead of the infection curve...

I posted the following message on the Villages Word of Mouth FB page a couple minutes ago, but was told they only wanted "positive" messages, so deleted it. But, FYI, these are the measures Ohio is taking. They started implementing when there were only 3 cases diagnosed in the state:

Just to let you know what we might expect in the next few weeks: In Ohio extreme measures were put into place when they only had 3 diagnosed patients. Looking back, the first patient had symptoms on Feb. 7. Now in Ohio all schools are closed, bars and restaurants closed except for takeout as of 3/16, barber and beauty shops and tattoo parlors were closed on 3/18, large crowds forbidden, doctors' offices are closed except for telemedicine. They expect the peak there to be in 8 weeks, so schools will probably be closed for the year. They started their containment measures last week. Stay safe, everyone!
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:39 AM
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Every "spring breaker" that contracts the virus might well occupy a hospital bed that would otherwise be used by a person that behaved properly.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:41 AM
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The government has closed pools and gathering places. PEOPLE WILL NOT STAY HOME ON THEIR OWN. you say you dont want socialism but then you expect the government to co ttol your life. Cant have it both ways. USE COMMON SENSE.
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