So what is everyone seeing with things reopening?

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  1. NCanton Panther

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    I know states and areas are in different stages of opening up and Pittsburgh/PA may be lagging behind but was curious what everyone is seeing that live in areas that have opened up.

    Where I live in Ohio, things have opened up and people are out and about everywhere. If you drive around a retail area, the people and congestion in stores and on the road is like the noticeable uptick in activity you see occur around the holidays. Bars and restaurants look to be doing well, the local ice cream stands have long long lines like a typical summer.

    There’s a local shopping plaza that always had a weekend evening where all the classic car owners would take over the parking lot area in the evening, people parking their cars, pulling out the lawn chairs and everyone strolling through talking cars, drinking, etc. Drive by yesterday evening and was surprised to see it going on.

    Bottom line, my observation is that people aren’t hesitating or wasting anytime getting out and about.

    This tells me that, if sports leagues re-started and attendance was allowed, they wouldn’t have a problem getting a good number of people in the stands.
     
  2. NCPitt

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    Same here around Asheville. Restaurants and bars (not open yet) are slow, but retail is busy and the roads are full.
     
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    Fortunately for me I live in the border of SC near Charlotte. Restaurants in SC are normal. People have resumed life like normal Our gym just opened up and it’s not as packed as it once was but other than that most people have not bought into the fear porn. I’d estimate no more than 30 percent are wearing masks but people are generally staying further apart than they normally did
     
  4. jtownknowitall

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    There’s still a lot of places in PA that can reopen that haven’t yet.
     
  5. mike 301

    mike 301 Heisman Candidate
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    Starting with Harrisburg and Gov. Wolfes thought process .
     
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    I’m in Hilton Head. It’s business as usual,
     
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    It’s Gov. Wolf.
     
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    Asheville is a beautiful place NCPitt. You picked a nice place to hang up your spurs.
     
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    Invite us to your place in Asheville for golf and fly fishing and then we can do a Pitt sports pod cast from your back porch.
     
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    I am seeing more predictions from SMF.
     
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    My only 2 business visits so far have been doctor appts. Very sparse. Masks required as one would expect. At the eye doctor, temps taken before I entered.
    Friday I decided to make my first visit to a retail store. I needed a couple gardening supplies so I went to Home Depot. It's usually very busy and I told my wife if it was busy I would not enter. Anyway it was empty. The garden entrance was blocked so I had to enter the main entrance. Some people had on masks some didn't, I did. I entered the garden area, there was one couple buying plants and a man pushing a cart. I grabbed a dolly put a bale of peat moss on it, no associates in sight, reentered the main store and pushed the dolly to the self checkout no one there but the associate. Left the store and had to find an associate in the area near the straw trailer to get a bale of straw. In short, about 20% of the activity I normally see at this Home Depot.
     
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    Eastern PA -
    My first observation is that the roads are busy, really busy, not exactly like before but we had bumper to bumper 20 mph traffic on two mornings on our way to play golf.

    Our golf courses are very busy. Parking lots full. People don't wear masks while golfing, they're supposed to wear them in common areas,most don't and the courses could care less.
    Courses selling food and take out drinks allowing golfers to sit at the outdoor seating so its just like a restaurant with people at tables.

    We went to the beach last week and roads were busy in PA and NJ. Hit a liquor store in NJ very busy, no limit on customers in the store.

    The boardwalk and beach has people walking, fishing and relaxing with 50% wearing masks.

    Its amazing but the roads are busy/packed most of the time in Eastern PA and NJ the places we drive in.


    Limited openings but we went to Ollies yesterday the parking lot was packed the store was jammed. They had no restrictions on the # of people in the store so it was shoulder to shoulder.

    From what I see people bring their mask, put it on as they enter, and most remove the mask immediately when leaving.

    Giant food stores are busy, limits to people in the store but enough to creat long check out lines.

    Home Depot by us was crowded the times we were there. We had to wait in check out lines.

    The restaurant take out food places that we go to have lots of activity.

    In our area people want to be set free and are done with the lock down, they wear masks in crowded places but take them off as soon as the can!
     
  13. mike 301

    mike 301 Heisman Candidate
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    Ah . Thats right . The big bad one . Got it . Thanks knowitall .:rolleyes:
     
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