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  1. I am so glad that we don't need to make this decision. I mentioned on this board previously that my daughter had wanted to become a professional and was training at a very high level. She decided about a year ago that she doesn't want that anymore, so we aren't currently facing the dilemma that you are. Until the shutdown, DD had been dancing at a studio just 3 days a week for one and a half hours each day (down from the 6 days a week for 4-5 hours a day that she used to dance). That studio (attached to a professional company) still has not re-opened. It sounds like they are hoping to re-open for fall. It is doubtful that my daughter will return. She still wants to do a minimal amount of ballet, but she is okay with doing the Zoom classes in her home studio. I know that it is hard on her current studio, but I really admire them for doing what is right to protect public health. My daughter's old studio is back in session. They have a list of precautions that they are supposedly taking, but I would never feel comfortable sending my daughter there. I am well-acquainted with the studio and its owner. I know that she took on a lot of debt to expand the studio, and I know that she really, really counts on getting as much in tuition as she can. They have been posting pictures of the classes that resumed and, honestly, it looks like any regular classes. There are way too many people in the studios, they are doing across the floor work, the kids are way too close together, etc. It seems like a really bad idea to me, and I am so glad that my daughter doesn't still dance there. So, I guess I would decide based on several factors: how much risk you are willing to take, what your case numbers look like, how seriously that you think the studio is taking it, etc. I feel for you! I know that these kids are missing the dance studio, and it is hard to keep training at home.
  2. Yes, that is a big number for us, unfortunately. No, no news conference today. Next one is scheduled for Tuesday-- unless DeWine feels like an earlier one is necessary. ETA-- In yesterday's news conference, he spoke about how they are presently concerned with the Cincy/Dayton area.
  3. Good plan to self-isolate! Unfortunately OH's had 987 new cases today, so that's not good either! 🙂
  4. I really hope that is true for the colleges that my daughter is applying to. My daughter (rising senior) hasn't taken the SAT yet (she was supposed to in May). Since the schools that she is interested in are going test-optional, she doesn't want to take it at all now. She won't do well on it, so I tend to agree that there is no point to do so. ( I am sure that she would score well enough to fit into the parameters of acceptable SAT scores for the schools, but nothing more than that.) Since we have always planned to pay full freight for her college, we are hoping that she can get in without the SAT. Fortunately, she isn't interested in any competitive schools!
  5. FWIW, I live in Ohio, and I definitely don't think our state is doing well. Sadly, I think our numbers are going to get much worse soon. I hope I am wrong. My family is being very, very cautious. No where near back to normal here!
  6. The house that I lived in when I was in elementary school had one, I think. However, I have never lived in an area where they have been common again. None of the houses in my current community have them (central Ohio) and I don't remember any of the houses in my area of Tampa having them when I lived there. They aren't something that I'd be interested in having on my house.
  7. I missed his press conference yesterday, so hadn't heard that information. It's concerning. I'm actually really disappointed that Ohio isn't showing the improvement that other states are. I read an article yesterday showing that Ohio was not meeting 4 out of 5 parameters for successful reopening. It was one of the 17 states showing "Little Progress" in achieving the goals of testing, etc. All of the states surrounding Ohio were showing Some Progress or Strong Progress. I just don't understand it. DeWine acted very proactively IMO. He shut things down quickly. He understands the need for testing, etc. We have some innovative companies here and some major universities and hospital systems. Yet, we aren't doing well. I just don't get it.
  8. Glad to hear that they found ways to open your pool safely! I am so glad that we have our own pool, so that we don't have to worry about whether or not our area pools will open. I haven't always felt grateful for having a pool, but I absolutely am this year!
  9. I have a dedicated exercise room in the basement. The treadmill is down there. I have a Peloton bike in our bedroom.
  10. I would definitely agree that you need to look at your state's rules. Here in Ohio it would not be okay because we are under a SIP order and it would violate the spirit of it. We have been using our pool a ton and my daughters would love to have friends over, but we just won't do it even though no one would know and we certainly wouldn't get in trouble for it anyway.
  11. DD19 spend hours on FaceTime with her friends each day. She definitely misses seeing them in person. Not sure what we are going to do once our SIP orders end. Her best friend goes back to her retail job mid-May, so it is a big risk that she will be exposed. I don't know what we are going to do about that. We won't stop DD from seeing her friends once the SIP order ends, of course, but we might have to have her distance herself from us once she starts doing so.
  12. I haven’t been in a store since March 5th or so. I have all of our groceries delivered. I have been pretty happy with what they have been able to deliver, although there are definitely substitutions at times. I just roll with it because it’s a pandemic! Like you, I can’t fathom why anyone would need to go out multiple times a week. If anything, this pandemic will make me more prepared in case there is another one! I definitely don’t think this was an overreaction.
  13. So many good things! I love having everyone home and no where to go. We have been having so much fun together-- playing games, cooking and baking, watching TV, swimming, etc. I expect that we will continue this way for the foreseeable future.
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