Coronavirus Status

Anyone feel free on posting the status for yourselves and your area for all to see.

Facts only please. No conjecture.


FYI, the first deaths in the US were about 30 miles south of me. Already had several large group gatherings (100 or so) cancelled, one indefinitely.

None in NC . . . yet.

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6 here now, 5 of them in one rest home in Kirkland, just south of me. The other one in Snohomish, Five miles east.

I bet the mortality rate is higher than the 2% we been hearing about, in the rest home.

Went to Kingston on a site visit this morning and the contractor had to pick up his kid as the school closed. One of the students tested positive today and the school shut down. Not on the news yet…

Good luck up there, Mike. Sounds like it’s only beginning and it’s going to get worse.

2 cases at the primary school in the next town over (about 10 km away from home) - both imports from Northern Italy.

First case in NC here in Wake County. @MSQUARED48, get this. They were visiting a rest home in Washington state!

Heard that on the news earlier. So far 7 of the 9 deaths here were from that facility.

Been sheltering in place for the last few days. Dealing with a cold, not the virus.

Still okay here in NC, BUT this morning my company announced most salaries will be cut 8% from May-July, with a re-look in July (it could be longer). The rest of salaries, people on the management ladder, will be cut greater than 8%.

Anyone else taking a financial hit?

This policy was for North America. My company is French, where our overlords enjoy laws making this illegal. I bet some MBA will get a bonus for executing this cost saving policy. But I’m not bitter.

Due to an injured ankle, I’ve only been out twice since Feb 28, and one was to go to the hospital to have my cast off (last Monday). I’m still busy and my ‘office’ has changed from my desktop to my recliner with my laptop.


So far, I haven’t experienced any financial or work impacts. My work is project-based, and my company was able to transition fairly well to full remote operation. We’re still managing to keep up productivity and meet our schedule obligations. I believe our experience is not the norm from what I hear from others, though.