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Michigan has a stay in place order in effect at 12:01 AM tonight.

First case reported in the UP Chippaw county.

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TV and cell phone going bonkers. Thought it might be a tornado, but it is the Stay at Home order announcement issued as an emergency alert.

To see Executive Order 2020-12, follow the link below:

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html

Interesting document. Carefully crafted, and there seem to be reasonable provisions for essential services and people working to provide those services.
 

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Sure is nice of our socialist governor to allow us to go out to get food. Stupid waste of time, and more importantly a violation of our Constitutional rights. Nice of her to designate some of her subjects as "non-essential".

On top of that it's unenforceable. What are they going to do stop every car driving down the road and ask them where they're going? Why, I'll bet they're all going to the grocery store! It doesn't say what grocery store you have to go to. So if someone lives in Ironwood and decides to go to a Walmart in Detroit looking for TP that would be OK according to the wording of our dictator's executive order. But, if you and your neighbor decided to "gather" in the parking lot at McDonald's to eat lunch you'd be in violation - unless of course you both were on your way to the grocery store!

No matter what level of government is involved Democrats have proved they are pure SCUM. PURE LYING SCUM.
 

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And that GOPUKE in Washington wants to voliote the CDC advisement to put people back to work after the state dictators have did a stay in place order in the states.

Of course it isn't enforcable it was ment to be for honest people who won't be going willie nille about taking a chance of getting the virus and spreading it if they have it. Sort of like speed limits and stop signs today.

And if some one in iron wood wants to go to detroit for some TP they will have to go thru Wisconsin and Illinois. Unless they have the special passes excepted at the bridge now.
they will not take cash nor a credit card even.

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All these restrictions in Michigan. Is Dearborn on lockdown to?
 

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Yes dearborn is on a stay in place order. It is not a lock down ypu can go to a park go for a walk go get grocerys go to Home Depot and Menards if that place suits you better You can go get medicine, gasoline and some veggies for the dinner table. Just stauy the 6 food distance.
Wisconsin also has a stay in place order as does Indiana, Ohio New Jersey, California and Hawaii and others. Texas is on the brink.
the govners of the states are trying to flatten the curve saveing some from dieing even some from getting it.

But then those who should die don't. stay in prisons sucking money from lawful citizens.

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Texas is on the brink? I didn't get that from our governor this morning.

So far Dallas County has been about the only one for stay in place.
 

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Couldn't tell much difference today. People still driving around, going to work, etc. Know one guy who called the state police and asked about delivering construction materials, and all they said was, "hey, if you gotta work, you gotta work". Don't know what it's like in the cities, but here, nobody is paying it much attention. I did hear that they shut down some factories in the Grand Rapids area...
 

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Had to go to town and pick up a few prescriptions for the wife today, then walked across the street to the small town grocery store for a few things. Most of the other businesses in town were closed except for the one restaurant that had a sign out front saying take out only. Gas stations and McDonald's drive thru were open. Less traffic than normal, a few people in the grocery store, not as many as a usual afternoon.

Drug store just started a new system where you have to call in your prescriptions and pay over the phone with charge card and then pick up at the door. Being a small town I'm guessing if someone didn't have a charge card they would make an exception and let them pay inside.

When I took the dog out this morning I could hear the loggers working a couple miles from us and on the way to town I could see the tracks coming out where they had been hauling logs out so I guess it's business as usual for them. Not likely to catch anything out there in the woods running a processor or skidder!

I doubt the police are going to do much enforcing of the governor's order. They probably try to limit their contact with people as much as they can just like everyone else.

Sort of surprised to find the grocery store well stocked. Only things I noticed a bit less of were eggs (still plenty, just not as big a selection) and of course the TP stock was down, but again there was plenty if someone needed a few rolls.
 

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second case in the UP yesterday in Marquette. that's to close to home! Even if the UP gets only a few cases it will probably hurt the economy here more then anywhere in MI. The main income around here comes from tourism. My niece owns a resort about 5 miles from my house. talked to her yesterday and she was booked solid for the summer 3 weeks ago. Now EVERYONE has canceled and she has not a single person booked for this summer and some even canceled there 2021 reservations. This will be a ghost town this summer even if this thing has passed. People will still be gun shy and im sure a lot of them will be spending there camping money making sure there set up better if this happens again. Even snowmobiling which is the big thing it the winter has come to a screeching halt. Motels that are usually packed this time of year have completely empty parking lots. This might not be just a short term thing either. Id bet many completely change there thinking on social interacting in the future.
 

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Yeah, unfortunately for business owners up here tourism will be the last thing to pick up again. Even if this scare ends fairly quickly people who have been off work will be using all their money trying to catch up on bills and the smart ones will be putting a little money aside if they can.

I'll bet you'll see a lot of toys for sale this summer - RV's, boats, ATV's, snowmobiles, etc, and at bargain prices because the market will be flooded.

It's really going to be tough for people like your niece.
 

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Vacation/ 2nd homes?

You folks have many 2nd homes up that way? Wondering if you will see a exodus of city dwellers relocating to your area like Long Island.
 

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Lot of summer cottages owned by people downstate and out of state and of course "camps" owned by same, and residents too. What are referred to as "camps" can range from tar paper shacks to multi bedroom log mansions!

I suppose there are a few who have already came up here from the city to "escape" (and spread the virus faster), but a lot of the cottages aren't set up properly for cold weather use and we're still having temps down in the 20's a lot of nights. If there's a big influx it will start happening in a couple weeks or so.
 

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Unconfirmed report of first Shiawassee County coronavirus case late yesterday. Tests take 7-11 days to get through the state lab, but patients deteriorating condition required life flight to U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.
 

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Michigan is definitely on the uphill part of the curve and it will be popping up all over. Probably within a few days it will be in every county. In fact it's probably already in every county, but hasn't been diagnosed yet.
 

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Michigan is definitely on the uphill part of the curve and it will be popping up all over. Probably within a few days it will be in every county. In fact it's probably already in every county, but hasn't been diagnosed yet.
That has been our thinking, at least for the Lower.
 

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yup like spruce said theres quite a few summer homes. So even try to make a go of retiring here but probably 3/4s of them spend one winter here and come spring there "summer home" is up for sale. It takes a bit of toughness that most don't have to deal with the long hard winters up here. March 26 and theres still 3 feet of snow in my front yard. 99 percent of them have never seen 3 feet of snow in a whole winter. Couple weeks of snow blowing every day or even twice a day or a week of below zero temps, cures them of that get back to nature bs. A good many of them would be much better suited to moving to long island or going south.
You folks have many 2nd homes up that way? Wondering if you will see a exodus of city dwellers relocating to your area like Long Island.
 

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Beaumont System (Oakland County) is about to exceed capacity for COVID-19 patients.

https://www.mlive.com/public-intere...navirus-patients-as-facilities-reach-capacity

Looks like the plan is to start transferring patients to other hospital systems. Wonder how far the domino effect will tumble.

The UP is about where the Lower was a week and a half ago. Buddy with family in Cedarville said a Canadian woman who tested positive for coronavirus flew into Kinross/Chippewa County International Airport.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/lo...ian-woman-upper-peninsula-airport/2871768001/
 

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Lot of summer cottages owned by people downstate and out of state and of course "camps" owned by same, and residents too. What are referred to as "camps" can range from tar paper shacks to multi bedroom log mansions!

I suppose there are a few who have already came up here from the city to "escape" (and spread the virus faster), but a lot of the cottages aren't set up properly for cold weather use and we're still having temps down in the 20's a lot of nights. If there's a big influx it will start happening in a couple weeks or so.
Thanks Spuce. Good luck to everyone up your way.
 
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