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Curious how forum members are coping with lockdown / isolation measures where they live. Are you still able to take the 718 out for a drive? Or is that completely off the agenda for now?
 

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Here in New Jersey, driving is only allowed for necessary tasks such as food shopping or doctors visit. We're on 24 hours curfew. Our governor sounded serious today when he said police would be spot checking drivers and if someone didn't have a good reason for being out and about they could risk arrest.
It's not fun, but to be fair, it's the best way we currently have to stop the spread and give the hospitals some relief.
The college I worked at is setting up a drive-thru testing facility in the parking lot.
One of my racing friends owns a small factory that is now empty. He has offered it to the local hospitals for as long as they like, if they need extra space.
I'd say it's all hands on deck around here.
I live on a road that is moderately busy most days. Mostly, all I see now is police cars and mail trucks.
 

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Florida has voluntary necessity driving only. In my opinion (and 69 yo's have shi...err big load of 'em) Porsche owners can define "necessity" an desired. ;)

Hay you hugged your Porsche today?
 

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Here in Australia local driving is OK so far, but there are fewer and fewer places that are worth stopping at--all restaurants etc are closed. Mostly now my drives are non-stop round trips.

State borders are closed. I don't know what happens to deliveries by truck.
 

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Yeah, total lock down in some of the States must be tough.

As Greg mentioned we are still ok to drive around as long as you don't need to cross a boarder but we only have five states in Australia (excluding Tasmania) so you are unlikely to need to cross a boarder.

I think a bit of spirited driving therapy wouldn't go astray with all that is going on. Hopefully the roads will be a little quieter at least!
 

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I don't see why driving around in your car by yourself would not be allowed. You are not going to spread/catch covid-19 that way. It is basically the same thing as staying in your house.
 

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We aren't in an official lockdown yet here in Ottawa (Canada), but we are being aggressively urged to stay home as the health department says the virus is actively spreading in the community and their models show up to 4000 infected in a city of 1 million. Also, it's snowing (again), and I don't have the appropriate tires. Actual spring usually doesn't arrive here until late April.
 

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Massachusetts isn't in lockdown yet except for Provincetown on Cape Cod and Nantucket. People are being strongly encouraged to exercise social distancing. I see where the number of new cases in Middlesex county where I live grew more slowly yesterday, which is to say the curve is flattening at least here. This is the county where the Biogen conference spread it to quite a few unsuspecting guests.

I confess to be mildly bothered by the fact that Nantucket has lockdown. How does it move to an island that far offshore? Some idiot decided he had to travel to his beachhouse, I guess. Or else go home after visiting the mainland. Provincetown is almost the same, perhaps the source of the Nantucket case. Out on the end of the earth someone had to go there anyway.
 

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Here in PA, all non-essential business is mandated closed. “Unnecessary” travel is only discouraged at this point. However, the Governor has threatened enforcement by the State Police against any business that dares defy his order. I imagine the police are not happy with the idea of being sent after the local folks with whom they normally do business in the myriad of small towns across the state.
 

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Dallas County, Texas is under lockdown. It centers around downtown Dallas. Harris County (Houston) is considering it, I heard the county judge lay out a very well thought out plan of action, which, in my judgement will lead to a lockdown in 2-3 days.

We all need to wake up, the shιt is real!

The death curve for the US is somewhat faster than exponential, for practical purposes we can assume it is exponential.

In March 14th I did some extrapolations (which assumes that the social distancing measures have limited results and no serious lockdown).

At the time, we had 57 dead in the US.

The data extrapolation showed 100 dead by March17 (we had 109)

1000 dead by April 3 (does anyone doubt we will hit that number when we have 419 by March 22 (yesterday)?

10000 dead by April 15 (nothing certain but death and taxes).

If you get it, the trend is one order of magnitude more deaths every 2 weeks. 100,000 dead by the end of April?

Pray to wherever you believe that we will get our act together and slow down this thing, so it does not become a conflagration that will consume us all.
 

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Never thought I see the day that a man with a machine gun is asking for my papers. What the actual [email protected]$K? This shits crazy!
Let me quote myself:

We all need to wake up, the shιt is real!
Especially looking at our demographics (most of us are old geezers...).

Stay home, stay safe, until better times come!
 

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On a positive note... as far as I understood the verbiage from our governor, they were suspending law-enforcement from minor crimes & traffic violations. Am I to take that as our highways can now be considered as having no speed limit? ?

With my papers and no law enforcement to worry about, this could be a good couple weeks!
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Let me quote myself:



Especially looking at our demographics (most of us are old geezers...).

Stay home, stay safe, until better times come!
It’s the desperation of others that worries me.

I can protect myself... my wife and kids however would be victims if left to their own devices.
 

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Our governor issued a stay-at-home order today and closed all essential business. Edit: No, make that a stay-at-home advisory, not an order. There are some notable exceptions. One is anything contributing to medical efforts. That actually includes my company because our gas analyzers are used for, among other things, medical oxygen production. The order includes a ban on any gathering of more than 10 people but explicitly excludes people in parks, playgrounds, parking lots as long as they maintain a 10ft distance. Presumably it means people can go out and walk around, emphasis on "around" when other people are around. Driving is discouraged but allowed for certain things like buying groceries, medical trips, etc.
 
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