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Old 03-13-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
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Maybe with schools closing later campgrounds less crowded

I wonder if the schools closing for a few weeks and going into,July or later because of the virus,will mean more vacancies in campgrounds over the summer
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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If they promote online schooling, summer vacation may be the same time. Here in Illinois they just closed ALL schools until end of the month. The internet companies are removing speed caps so online learning and work from home can proceed without data cap worries. Stay safe!
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:24 PM   #3
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NM State parks just shut down all overnight camping till April 10. Wonder what they are thinking.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:30 PM   #4
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Just got an email from Texas State Parks, ALL are remaining open, but cancellation fees are voided.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:36 PM   #5
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My wife just retired, last June 1st, from teaching in Ohio. Her friends that are still teaching, in her old district, are required to be in the classrooms for the 3 weeks their school districts are closed. This way the students if they need assistance can call the school and speak to their teachers. The students are required to be online, if they do not have access to the internet they will be given hard copies of their assignments. Some teachers are sending home copies of their lesson plans so the parents will know what is required for the students.
So it will not extend the school year into the summer.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:44 AM   #6
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Most school districts are not extending their school year. Classes are going online.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:42 AM   #7
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This is complicated....some districts here are requiring students continue learning with ipads and laptops with on-line learning. Some school districts are not....kids are on a 2 week vacation(actually 3 weeks if you count spring break coming up in April).

Some families cannot afford internet at home.....their kids are getting paper assignments and test to do over the hiatus.

Some districts have students that are fed meals....this is the most complicated part. Requires off-site planning and distribution.

Kids will mingle and go to malls and movie theaters. One has to ask what is the point of closing schools if they are still hanging out together?

Like I said.....crazy times ahead.
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Here in San Diego they just closed all of the schools for the next 3 or 4 weeks. They did not mention anything about online classes during the shutdown in the announcement. So I assume the school year will be extended here.
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People may not travel as much this year out of fear of contracting the virus. Maybe more backyard camping adventures this year. I suppose if this continues into May and beyond it will have a big effect on amusement parks and other large venues.
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The beach rv camping sites here in SoCal are full now.....school's out, let's go camping!
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My wife and I are retired but have a special needs son who lives with us and has a full time job. So far, he is continuing to work (mail clerk). If he didn't, I think we'd just load up the RV and head out west somewhere and find some BLM land to camp out on.

Our daughter and grandkids live 3 doors away but we can't even spend time with them. Daughter and husband will be working from home and the kids (11 and 13) will be doing virtual school from home. Can you imagine what it's going to be like in their house, and they're probably the lucky ones.

This is defintely crazy time.
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Ohio schools are out for 3 weeks starting today, but the governor is floating that he would not be surprised if they are “closed for the rest of the year”. Presumably, he means the school year. Given that he just yesterday shut down all restaurants and bars (except for drive thru, take away or delivery), he probably will close the schools for the rest of the school year. Who knows what impact this will have on the kids.

Everybody is worried about this virus, but nobody is worried about folks starving. With industries being shuttered, hourly workers (and quite possibly salaried folks as well) will not have a paycheck, and quite possibly no job to return to after all this is over. That means they can’t pay rent, buy food or fix the car to go to work or find a new job. For folks who have been laughing at the preppers, and that is most folks, when the money runs out, what are they going to eat? It’s going to be a tough time to be a dog or cat, but that is only a few meals, then what?

We need to think long and hard about what our governments are doing. As usual, they feel they have to do something - so they act, but they have failed to assess the full impact of their actions. Bankruptcies will sky rocket, soup kitchens will become far more normal and rebuilding our economy will take a CCC-like effort that will be focused on infrastructure.
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Read an article that campgrounds are doing a good business right now as people want to isolate.
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