What does re-opening look like?

gkelly

Well-Known Member
Messages
15,626
It looks like the volleyball court in the park behind my combo is back in business.

The tree that stands in the line of sight between my balcony and the court is more full of foliage now than in the spring when the net was taken down and police tape put up, so I can't tell whether the net is back. But the tape is gone and there seem to be full teams playing a game there now.

Can the baseball fields be far behind?
 

missing

Well-Known To Whom She Wonders
Messages
4,028
The World Economic Forum, an event where rich and powerful people get together in Davos, Switzerland each January to decide how best to be rich and powerful, has postponed its annual conference until summer 2021.

I always assume rich and powerful people have greater access to information than I, so if they're going with that 2020 phrase, "abundance of caution," until summertime then it's a safe guess things aren't going to be back to normal much before then.

That's not a shocking idea, but it is confirmation.
 

Louis

Private citizen
Messages
15,637
The World Economic Forum, an event where rich and powerful people get together in Davos, Switzerland each January to decide how best to be rich and powerful, has postponed its annual conference until summer 2021.

I always assume rich and powerful people have greater access to information than I, so if they're going with that 2020 phrase, "abundance of caution," until summertime then it's a safe guess things aren't going to be back to normal much before then.

That's not a shocking idea, but it is confirmation.

They’re also 1) mostly older and at the ages where C-19 starts becoming worse, and 2) leaders of companies / organisations / countries that could suffer serious instability and financial repercussions if execs were to die or become debilitated.

Organizations in general are being really cautious about anything that could cause bad PR or get them sued.

Plus events like this cost a fortune and postponing later on is usually a lot more expensive. And Davos in winter is not a place that’s going to be well ventilated unless they hold meetings on ski slopes.

No brainer to postpone this one.
 

MacMadame

Staying at home
Messages
40,869
I think that's why a lot of companies who can do most of their work away from the office are keeping their offices closed well into 2021. There really isn't much of an upside to opening up the offices for them. So why not wait?
 

Miezekatze

Well-Known Member
Messages
15,631
The 100th Salzburg festival concluded yesterday.

They say of their limited capacity 97% of tickets were sold, they had 76500 spectators from 39 countries this year

In a normal year they would have sold 240000 tickets.

Still they made a small revenue of 8,7 million.

They did 3600 *********-Tests on the artists and musicians (mostly precautionary and on orchestras and other artists that could not social distance during performances).

They held 53 concerts, 2 operas and 29 theater events, plus some additional stuff like readings.

I'd guess it was probably the most successful and ambitious cultural event of 2020?

I hope their experiences with the security measures can be adopted by other countries doing similar events.
 

Miezekatze

Well-Known Member
Messages
15,631
They’re also 1) mostly older and at the ages where C-19 starts becoming worse, and 2) leaders of companies / organisations / countries that could suffer serious instability and financial repercussions if execs were to die or become debilitated.

Organizations in general are being really cautious about anything that could cause bad PR or get them sued.

Plus events like this cost a fortune and postponing later on is usually a lot more expensive. And Davos in winter is not a place that’s going to be well ventilated unless they hold meetings on ski slopes.

No brainer to postpone this one.

Yeah I agree with all of that.

I also think you basically need to postpone or cancel at the point of time where you otherwise would have to sign contracts or start spending money and planning such big events starts months before it takes place.

Most cities here have already made decisions in July or August on whether and how to hold their local christmas markets. So deciding on something that big, international and important like the Davos conference for January 2021 is just a normal timeframe IMO.
 

missing

Well-Known To Whom She Wonders
Messages
4,028
Here's an article speculating on when the airline industry will be back to normal.

With airlines around the world reeling from the impact of the ******** outbreak, and the very real risk that some will be unable to survive the effects of the *********-led slowdown or shutdown, attention remains focussed on when the industry will recover and how long that recovery will take.

There's no model for this – no modern-times equivalent to draw upon – but according to global travel specialists Atmosphere Research Group, that recovery timeline will slowly stretch out for two full years after *********-19 is declared as being "under control".

That of course remains the X-factor, and the San Francisco think-tank hasn't defined what this milestone may look like: is it the infection curve being well and truly flattened, or does it mean the arrival and widespread distribution of a vaccine?
 

Aceon6

Isolating from mean people
Messages
22,220
I could see signs of hope at the hair salon today. This winter, hardly anyone got a shampoo. People came with clean hair and the stylist dampened it before cutting. Today, everyone was getting a wash.
 

FGRSK8

Toad whisperer.....
Messages
19,798
I could see signs of hope at the hair salon today. This winter, hardly anyone got a shampoo. People came with clean hair and the stylist dampened it before cutting. Today, everyone was getting a wash.
Lady Figureskates is going to her salon tomorrow....she is definitely looking forward to it.

Eagerly awaiting for the point where there are no quarantine restrictions between MA and CT so we can hit Mohegan Sun!🐸🐸🎰🎰🎰🎰
 

once_upon

Well-Known Member
Messages
18,417
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to color my hair again and if so should it be silver or blonde. But I dont know that I will. But on the 27th it will be 2 weeks post second vaccination

I'm not sure what I want to do
 

Aceon6

Isolating from mean people
Messages
22,220
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to color my hair again and if so should it be silver or blonde. But I dont know that I will. But on the 27th it will be 2 weeks post second vaccination

I'm not sure what I want to do
PURPLE! Celebrate that full vax status. Seriously, I’m going to treat myself with highlights next month. I’m trying to decide between copper, teal, burgundy, or just a normal reddish blonde.
 

once_upon

Well-Known Member
Messages
18,417
PURPLE! Celebrate that full vax status. Seriously, I’m going to treat myself with highlights next month. I’m trying to decide between copper, teal, burgundy, or just a normal reddish blonde.
I had fushia, purple, teal and indigo highlights a couple of years ago.

My hair is mid chest length right now, im not sure I want highlights
 

MacMadame

Staying at home
Messages
40,869
PURPLE! Celebrate that full vax status. Seriously, I’m going to treat myself with highlights next month. I’m trying to decide between copper, teal, burgundy, or just a normal reddish blonde.
I did that at my last appointment and it lasted about a week. :wuzrobbed So I didn't bother today. Just a haircut.
 

Aceon6

Isolating from mean people
Messages
22,220
I went to the big mall yesterday. While it wasn’t crowded, it was busy with lots of older people either walking or getting some retail therapy. What was sad was every other store having a “space available“ sign.
 

Dobre

Well-Known Member
Messages
9,910
I drove on the freeway for the first time today since last March:eek:. (Hadn't realized this until I got onto the on ramp). There was a giant billboard advertising jobs for regional food plants. Good luck to them in hiring workers for that right now.
 
Last edited:

once_upon

Well-Known Member
Messages
18,417
We are entering several months of tourism here (CWS, Swim Trials and currently NCAA Volleyball tournament). Local restaurants have been looking for staff and are having difficulty. Hopefully as more become vaccinated that will change.

We went to a local pub/restaurant yesterday - of course it was 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. We were one of three couples. But the restaurants are super busy with delivery/take out with 48 college volleyball teams in town - they are in a bubble environment.
 

million$momma

Well-Known Member
Messages
483
Hmmmm...we had started reopening but now are back to essential services open only. Everything else is curbside pick-up. Big box stores have aisles blocked if items are non essential (e.g., walmart has the books, toys, small appliances, clothes...) all blocked off. Hopefully we can get these variants under control.
 

Aceon6

Isolating from mean people
Messages
22,220
Every other chair was occupied today at my hair place with most getting services that take longer than a cut. I was happy to spend 90 minutes to get my copper and burgundy highlights. I feel almost normal!
 

Dobre

Well-Known Member
Messages
9,910
My mom went yesterday. She cuts my dad's & my hair; but this is the first time she has had hers cut since last March. She reached maximum immunity Friday. (We are now referring to it as being "fully percolated.")
 

Aceon6

Isolating from mean people
Messages
22,220
I did my postponed annual physical yesterday. I go to a free standing outpatient center (3 floors) that used to see at least 20 patients an hour. Now they’re allowing only about 10 patients in the entire building at any one time. There’s still a lot of disinfecting theatre going on, to the point that the whole flow has changed and the amount of time with the doc was about half what I’m used to. Not optimal.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top
Do Not Sell My Personal Information