Coronavirus


Dirtman

Who pissed in my Cheerios?
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
9,115
Reaction score
5,384
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
RUM HAM!!!
Out of all the rules and regs put forth to battle this pandemic, a curfew is the one thing I see as actively working AGAINST helping. Its forcing more people to gather together during a shorter time to do their daily tasks. I was going to the 24 pharmacy's and grocery stores at like 2am when no ones there. Now im forced to go out during the day with the crowds... how does that help?
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 32B05A80BF19AF Expires: July 1st, 2020

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
6,660
Reaction score
2,847
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
I just found out its now illegal to enter a grocery store in NJ without a face mask...
The mask thing goes into effect on Friday night at 8 pm.
There is an 8pm curfew here. Obviously the government knows it's most deadly at night... :secret:
I just got home from work.... I tried to tell my boss that we can only work from 3:30 to 7:30... we have to be home by 8.
 

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
6,660
Reaction score
2,847
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
Out of all the rules and regs put forth to battle this pandemic, a curfew is the one thing I see as actively working AGAINST helping. Its forcing more people to gather together during a shorter time to do their daily tasks. I was going to the 24 pharmacy's and grocery stores at like 2am when no ones there. Now im forced to go out during the day with the crowds... how does that help?
Tell me about it. It was nice to stop at a store at 1 am on my way home from work.
 

Dirtman

Who pissed in my Cheerios?
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
9,115
Reaction score
5,384
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
RUM HAM!!!
Is the curfew statewide? It's super enforced in Trenton, all stores must close, everyone off the streets etc. Hamilton is semi open if you have a good reason to be out and only thing I've seen open are the 24 hour pharmacy drive throughs. Even 7-11 is closed after 8!!!! A curfew in Trenton should stay in effect long after this is over though. :rolleyes:
 

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
6,660
Reaction score
2,847
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
I work for the county government... We’re exempt.
 

Dirtman

Who pissed in my Cheerios?
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
9,115
Reaction score
5,384
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
RUM HAM!!!
I think I still have an active work order with Bergen County DOT. I could just drive around with that and claim I'm "essential". :icon_rofl:
 

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
6,660
Reaction score
2,847
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
Try it... let us know how that works out for you.
 

Jim Oaks

Administrator
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Article Contributor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
10,092
Reaction score
2,166
Points
113
Location
Roanoke, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Out of all the rules and regs put forth to battle this pandemic, a curfew is the one thing I see as actively working AGAINST helping. Its forcing more people to gather together during a shorter time to do their daily tasks. I was going to the 24 pharmacy's and grocery stores at like 2am when no ones there. Now im forced to go out during the day with the crowds... how does that help?
I agree. I was going to Walmart late at night when there wasn't many people in there. I find it hard to believe that Walmart is cleaning from 8:30pm to 7am.

The laundry room where I live use to be open 24 hours. Now it's open 7am-7pm. Only 2-people allowed in the room. I was doing my laundry at midnight to avoid people. Now I have to try and maintain 6-feet in a small laundry room. Not easy.

All the limited hours forcing everyone in to a smaller time window is really annoying, and I question the logic.
 

Dirtman

Who pissed in my Cheerios?
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
9,115
Reaction score
5,384
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
RUM HAM!!!
Try it... let us know how that works out for you.
Oh come on. No one could ever mistake me for "essential" :icon_rofl:


I did get a call from the Trenton psychiatric hospital last week. Oddly enough they didn't even want to commit me! They offered me a job. They are so desperate for help they are calling anyone with even the slightest medical training. I was there many many times when I was a EMT, that place is so horrifying on a good day I can't even imagine what it's like there right now. I really want to help people in some way but that place is just... no... I'll never willingly go back to that place. Ever... I honestly think I have PTSD or something from the things I saw in that place. I almost threw the phone in the fire when I realized who was on the other end of the conversation.
 

19Walt93

Well-known member
Ford Technician
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
645
Points
113
Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Oh come on. No one could ever mistake me for "essential" :icon_rofl:


I did get a call from the Trenton psychiatric hospital last week. Oddly enough they didn't even want to commit me! They offered me a job. They are so desperate for help they are calling anyone with even the slightest medical training. I was there many many times when I was a EMT, that place is so horrifying on a good day I can't even imagine what it's like there right now. I really want to help people in some way but that place is just... no... I'll never willingly go back to that place. Ever... I honestly think I have PTSD or something from the things I saw in that place. I almost threw the phone in the fire when I realized who was on the other end of the conversation.
You're way more essential than Chuck Schumer, I've never seen a picture of you with your reading glasses perched on the end of your nose while you look down at people.
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
15,360
Reaction score
1,630
Points
113
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
Wearing a nose/mouth mask protects others, it for sure doesn't protect you from getting infected, thats just science

If you are infected, but no symptoms yet, the covid 19 virus exits your body when you breath out, or cough, sneeze, or speak
A mask will "catch" most droplets containing the virus, the virus is small enough to penetrate the cloth mask but it has no "legs", so can't travel any farther than the surface of the mask, it relies on the host to spread it

So even if you are alone in an aisle of a store you can leave covid 19 on products to infect the next shopper

If everyone in the store is wearing a mask then its less likely they will leave behind the virus

I imagine other places will also require masks as time goes by
 

Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
3,753
Reaction score
2,239
Points
113
Location
Plano IL
Vehicle Year
2006
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way
I'm requiring my employees interacting with the public wear a mask. If I require it... I have to provide it.

I don't have anything close to a N95 mask... but I have bandannas and rubber bands. Corporate sent some instruction to make them out of cleaning wipes and hair ties. I'll say that I'm happy enough with bandannas and rubber bands I will never buy another cheap dust mask. This will work way better.

Most places here have also added a "sneeze shields" where ever employees interact with customers. Although not a requirement... I'm headed to Home Depot to see if there is any thin acrylic sheets to be found and install one on my counter.
 

Dirtman

Who pissed in my Cheerios?
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
9,115
Reaction score
5,384
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
RUM HAM!!!
I'm requiring my employees interacting with the public wear a mask. If I require it... I have to provide it.

I don't have anything close to a N95 mask... but I have bandannas and rubber bands. Corporate sent some instruction to make them out of cleaning wipes and hair ties. I'll say that I'm happy enough with bandannas and rubber bands I will never buy another cheap dust mask. This will work way better.

Most places here have also added a "sneeze shields" where ever employees interact with customers. Although not a requirement... I'm headed to Home Depot to see if there is any thin acrylic sheets to be found and install one on my counter.

The liquore store by me hung up clear shower curtains at the counter as sneeze guards. Its comical but it does the job.
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
15,360
Reaction score
1,630
Points
113
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
Yes, any type of bandana or scarf over nose and mouth will help to prevent you from spreading the virus if you have it

N95 is a filter size, 95% effective at blocking smaller particles, so small enough to filter out 95% of this virus, it can help prevent wearer from inhaling a virus, really only needed for health care workers that are likely to encounter air born viruses from people known to be infected
Heath care workers can't do the 6ft rule which protects the rest of us from air born spread of the virus
The virus is subject to the same "laws of gravity" we all are, so it can't "fly", just falls to the ground after it exits a hosts mouth or nose, which is why a mask, bandana or scarf helps, limits the distance it can travel

Yes, sneeze shields are good

Use car keys to press buttons on key pads, you almost never put car keys in your mouth, lol
Unlike pencils or pens :)
 
Last edited:

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
6,660
Reaction score
2,847
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
Use car keys to press buttons on key pads, you almost never put car keys in your mouth, lol
Unlike pencils or pens :)
But the sign says...
39835
 


Top