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Diane R Johnson
02:02 PM cst(US)
I watched the Q & A video. I found it very informative, answering many of the questions that continue to float around the internet. I was particularly interested in the comparison between the flu (One day it hits you like a Mack truck) and Covid19 (starts small and slowly builds up). Also lots of good info about masks.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:28 PM cst(US)
where? what building?
12:26 PM cst(US)
And in the How Stupid Can People Be Department, a group of realtors is having an open house in a condo building right now, no distancing, no regard for the residents of the building or their potential customers... yes, police are being notified. In what universe does someone think an open house is essential???
Kerri H
12:21 PM cst(US)
39794/ Ann, you can find Windy City Garden Center ordering information on Facebook, just search @windycitygardencenter. This is the text of their last post on April 2, which is accompanied by 70+ photos ..."Here are pictures of most of the plants that we have in stock. Cool season vegetable plants will be arriving next week. email, call or message your order for curbside pickup or delivery."
Free delivery service for Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Winnetka
(847) 733-1942
I also know from having talked to them last week that they have seeds and many other gardening supplies, just give them a call.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:40 AM cst(US)
The previous link is the city page and you must scroll down for the video.

This link is much more direct

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:38 AM cst(US)

Please Watch
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:35 AM cst(US)
Jorge Clyde, I beg of you - Please watch this Question and Answer video presented yesterday.
Dr. Vishnu Chundi, the chairperson for infectious diseases at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital and COE's Greg Olsen, Health Dept It is informative, almost an hour long. Dr. Chundi is very clear in his explanations.

Edited 04-04-2020 11:41 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:23 AM cst(US)
Kerri H can you give us some links - that is great news - Windy City delivers? !!!!!!
Jorge ClydePerson was signed in when posted
06:41 AM cst(US)
How many people in the world had to die before city officials would begin to recommend masks?

55000? 58000? 59000?

How many infections? 200000? 230000?

Oh but you know, ill just wipe hand sanitizer all over my face so I don’t catch the virus. What? Too harsh? Tell that to the people who are clinging to life.

Jorge Clyde
Edited 04-04-2020 06:41 AM
Kerri H
11:44 PM cst(US)
As a gardener, I am so grateful to Evanston's Windy City Garden Center for opening today, despite being a "non-essential" brick-and-mortar business only. They've posted photos of all of their available plants on their Facebook page. They can't post prices due to Facebook policy, but you can call or message them for pricing, and to place an order. I spoke to them last week, and they are serious about social distancing. They are offering free local delivery, or they will place your order in a basket outside of the nursery for you to pick up. The nursery is closed, so you can't go in and choose your own plants, but you can trust that they will deliver really healthy plants. They only carry plants from quality growers, and they take really good care of them while they're in the nursery. They won't beat Home Depot's prices, but that's because they provide service and quality, and those things cost money. And they're local, family owned, and working hard to make things work for their customers. Next week they expect to have cold-hardy vegetable plants in, too. They can provide tools and everything else you need to get started if you're a beginner. And advice.
Jorge ClydePerson was signed in when posted
10:11 PM cst(US)
Hi Judith -

Thank you for the recommendations!! It's been ages since I had sewn. I am a tech geek and got really into researching the "computerized" sewing. I spent all this time comparing models not realizing people were just buying machines up left and right. Now most of the sub-$100 machines are gone. Even the sub-$200 (a bit over my budget) are starting to sell out. I think I may have waited too long on researching.

Kinda bummed but maybe it's for the best. I did buy a sewing kit though. I finally started mending my socks.

Jorge ClydePerson was signed in when posted
10:01 PM cst(US)
Hi Angela -

Yes. The dates. Sorry. The dry cough started on 3/17 which was after visiting Walgreens on 3/15. I self isolated the best I could until from 3/18-3/31. I live alone and unfortunately had to get an Rx (drive thru) and some heaters at Menards. I ordered the heaters online and had Menards place those in a bin. I then put the bin in my car. They thought I was ridiculous because I had gloves, caviwipes, and mask. I knew better. I got all this in mid January. It still wasn't enough. I'm completely out of caviwipes and have 5 masks left.

The incident at CVS (inside) actually occurred on 3/14.

I didn't really have a lack of smell either. It was inability to smell anything but ash/smoke with both nostrils or nothing at all with one nostril. That is not a symptom. Never had a fever either. My doctor thinks the cough was probably from heartburn. The other stuff is anyone's guess. Maybe anxiety. No congestion, sneezing, or stuffiness. My allergies actually started today. I know the difference.

Jorge Clyde
Judith Perlman
09:51 PM cst(US)
Re: 39766
I have three full-size sewing machines (1972 full-metal Pfaff free-arm, 1950 GE Electric, and 1890's White Treadle.) There are also two "toy" sewing machines. In almost all cases, thread breaking is either the result of thread passing along an un-finished, abrasive surface or edge; or due to incorrect thread tension. In the case of an abrasive surface, sometimes you can coat it with clear nail polish, or make and glue on thread "guides" from smooth paper clips. Do not purchase a small sewing machine if it does not have clear instructions showing how to adjust thread-tension.
Call Vogue fabric to see if they have any older, refurbished machines available for sale. Whatever you get, make sure you have the manual, even if you have to download a PDF copy.
05:43 PM cst(US)
Maybe I missed something. If you have a dry cough and are unable to smell, why aren’t you staying home?
Jorge ClydePerson was signed in when posted
01:17 PM cst(US)
Jeanne, I empathize. I went to Walgreens on Chicago Ave Sunday the 15th. They pulled the shutters while people were waiting and asked us too move forward. I was not happy. That’s shortly before I had that unexplained dry cough. Thankfully it didn’t become worse than the headache, dry cough, and unable to smell anything but ash. I have since stepped up my distancing and cleaning. Don’t even want to get into my experience at menards.

CVS on Asbury was on their game. I haven’t been since the 17th but they got onto me for not minding the markers on the floor. I thanked them. Thanks for the heads up on Depot. I will not be going there.

Jorge Clyde.
Jorge ClydePerson was signed in when posted
01:11 PM cst(US)

Sorry I hope I do not miss this. Can you also include HOA since they are also a non profit business.

I just saw a janitor with vacuum and rag go up and down common areas. I want them to disinfect but vacuuming and using the same rag is one thing. Using the rag on my door is unacceptable.

My doctor told me I will not be placed on a ventilator if I should need one. I won’t pass go I will go straight into hospice.

This is upsetting because my fellow board members have not responded to me about actual disinfecting services. To see a guy using a vacuum and the same rag door to door , rail to rail, along the walls is NOT true disinfecting. Oy.

Sorry. Thanks

Jorge Clyde.
Edited 04-03-2020 01:12 PM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:16 AM cst(US)
Yes Dianne.

Today at 1:30 the mayor holds a regularly scheduled conference call with about 70 entities. I will definitely bring this issue up.
Dianne Schuyler
10:03 AM cst(US)
Ann - if the business that is not practicing and encourage social distancing is in Evanston is it possible for someone from Evanston government to step in and speak to the store management? This is so important since the grocery store is now many people's only contact outside of their family so the risk there needs to be minimized as much as possible. It may take something "official" in order to make changes. I agree we must speak up! but back up from a person of authority might help. Thank you!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:19 AM cst(US)
This is the correct link for watching the Q&A

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:02 AM cst(US)
Please share as Dr. Vishnu Chundi Chair of Infectious Diseases at St Francis Hospital will be doing a Coronavirus Q&A with Greg Olsen of the Health & Human Services Dept. at the City of Evanston today April 3 at noon.


Edited 04-03-2020 09:17 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:11 PM cst(US)
Very similar experience at WALGREENS ON CHICAGO AVE., HOME DEPOT ON OAKTON AND WITH AN EMPLOYEE AT MARIANO'S ON MCCORMICK. You must speak up! Thanks, Jeannemarie.
11:46 AM cst(US)
Unfortunately I had a bad experience at Valli yesterday. I was at the checkout, and I politely reminded the young woman behind me to step behind the tape line Valli had set up, we all sometimes forget what we need to do. She gave a lot of hoo haa about doing this and I asked her again to step back and she told me that I wouldn't get sick because I was wearing a mask. I told her that the COVID environment that we are finding ourselves in is grave and we should all take it very seriously and just follow the rules. The cashier patted my arm across the belt and told me to settle down, even though I hadn't raised my voice or used in inappropriate language. As I was leaving the cashier apologized profusely to the young woman about my behavior and the woman said it wasn't the cashiers fault that I was just freaking out (if I was freaking out - I wouldn't have used polite and calm language - you would absolutely know). When I got home, I called and spoke with a manager and explained I didn't really see it as my job to request others to respect the rules that Valli set up to help us be as safe as possible. I did thank them for working so we could get our food. He apologized and told me he would talk to the cashier. What is wrong with people?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:06 PM cst(US)
City Provides Operations Update as Statewide ‘Stay at Home’ Order Extended through April 30

City of Evanston sent this bulletin at 04/01/2020 04:58 PM CDT
Edited 04-01-2020 10:06 PM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
12:46 PM cst(US)
City of Evanston sent this bulletin at 04/01/2020 12:29 PM CDT

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:10 AM cst(US)
Essential business
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