Coronavirus: Who are considered 'essential' workers?

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  • #26947

    log man
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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-who-are-considered-essential-workers

    I assume trucking falls under the heading of logistics. Would have been simpler if they had just said trucking, rail and air freight.

  • #26954

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    I see trucking as another bottleneck if enough truckers get sick, who is going to deliver the food?

    • #26958

      log man
      Participant

      My daughter works in a peripheral area of trucking, they repair those long haul trailers. She said that they have been told that they are essential so she is still working. If she doesn’t go to work she will lose her job. She says that if there is a problem in the trucking industry she will know it pretty quickly. If possible, I will spread that news here, should that ever happen.

      Frankly, I have become hopeful that maybe the country will survive and so will I. That said this virus is clearly rising rapidly so this not going to be over anytime soon. Months for sure.

  • #26985

    Mama cando
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    One of my sons is an “essential” worker, grocery manager. He is at risk because he has asthma. My DH,  I and his wife are worried but he assured us he is ok and is taking precautions. He’s had to send two of his workers home for the duration as they are in the 60-80 age group per store policy right now. He also had a bit of a scare last week, one of his younger workers had to go home sick, turned out she had Strep not the virus. Has the all clear from her Doctor and is now back to work but we’re still worried about him and everyone. Had a bit of fun this morning, had to pick up DH’s scripts (doc changed some of them) and some milk, fruit. Got there at 7 am, the time for the seniors to shop. Got yelled at by a little old lady, said I shouldn’t be there as I wasn’t old enough to be there. Had to whip out my DL AND birth cert to prove I’m 65. Her hubby told me I must have some really good genes after he kinda yelled at her. Told him yeah and I have some really good slacks at home too (ala Groucho Marx). That got everybody laughing. My grandmother never looked her age either. She passed in her nineties but only looked like she was in her seventies.

    • #26989

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Good to hear people can still laugh!

  • #26994

    Mama cando
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    Yes I was glad it didn’t turn ugly.    Because son2 used to work there most of the staff know who I am. As I was heading into the meat section, sons co worker was just coming in and said Hello Son2’s mom and I replied hello Son2’s coworker.Yes we know each others name, we’re just having fun. Some one asked her why she said that, told the customers I was Son2’s mom. They came over and told me how much they miss my son, how he was a hard worker and he always treated everybody nicely. Told them he was now the manager at another branch, close to us.  Congratulated me, told me I should be proud of him (I AM) and I raised a really wonderful son. Made my day I tell you.

    • #27020

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      That is really great that they know you, and that they miss your son!

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