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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Here a cross reference to the post “Dog Walks if family quarantined:

https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...arantined.html
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more community help and sharing :
http://fuerdenfall.com/justincase
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Old 18.03.2020, 09:32
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

I know and i hope we all appreciate the front line medical workers during this period but also let's not forget the many others who are working overtime :


"I'm a grocery store cashier and tonight someone said to me "thanks for being here" and I almost cried. I don't think I've ever been so exhausted in my life. Working nonstop the last week and a bit has been insane and it's catching up to me now.It's frustrating to have people cursing at us about us enforcing limits on certain products, it's nausea-inducing to walk in for a shift and see lineups to the back of the store, we've had cashiers having anxiety attacks due to the chaos of the crowds. We close at 10 and on Friday, 3 of us stayed an extra hour to try to get stuff back on the shelves and clean up the disaster but we barely made a dent.
Our sales from Friday night ALONE surpassed our sales from the entire WEEK of Christmas. We have part timers getting called in every single day and having shifts extended, some of them are working 40+ hours this week.
Through all of this, I'm still writing papers due next week and having to study for exams that are up in the air. And to hear that one customer acknowledge the fact that we're still showing up overwhelmed me with appreciation."





so when you are running to get the last loo roll, maybe we can all be a little more patient/ appreciative to those who are stocking our shelves (and re-stocking them alot)
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Old 18.03.2020, 10:16
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I know and i hope we all appreciate the front line medical workers during this period but also let's not forget the many others who are working overtime :


"I'm a grocery store cashier and tonight someone said to me "thanks for being here" and I almost cried. I don't think I've ever been so exhausted in my life. Working nonstop the last week and a bit has been insane and it's catching up to me now.It's frustrating to have people cursing at us about us enforcing limits on certain products, it's nausea-inducing to walk in for a shift and see lineups to the back of the store, we've had cashiers having anxiety attacks due to the chaos of the crowds. We close at 10 and on Friday, 3 of us stayed an extra hour to try to get stuff back on the shelves and clean up the disaster but we barely made a dent.
Our sales from Friday night ALONE surpassed our sales from the entire WEEK of Christmas. We have part timers getting called in every single day and having shifts extended, some of them are working 40+ hours this week.
Through all of this, I'm still writing papers due next week and having to study for exams that are up in the air. And to hear that one customer acknowledge the fact that we're still showing up overwhelmed me with appreciation."





so when you are running to get the last loo roll, maybe we can all be a little more patient/ appreciative to those who are stocking our shelves (and re-stocking them alot)
Indeed.
I was in the supermarket here yesterday morning and they had loads of staff filling shelves, way more than normal.

They told me that all leave had been cancelled unless it was for childcare reasons and they’d all been asked to do extra shifts to cope with the demand.

They were all their usual cheerful, friendly selves yesterday but I can imagine that it must be incredibly tough for them all.
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Old 18.03.2020, 10:33
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

No TP to be had where I live nor in the area where I work..... seems some cities in the German part are not stocked that well.


Solution found by asking our Hausmeister :-)


Now packing one computer screen to be able to work normally from home. Still no direction at work what we can do with regard to home office next week, sigh...............
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

I think it would be an idea to put together a googledocs spreadsheet where we can all sign up with what we offer and where? I would start it, but by the time I have it ready to publish this corona thing will probably be over, I'm afraid. Such are my skills.

If anyone needs help in the Silver Coast (and tbh, a bit further a field, if needed) we are three adults with a car but almost no German who can help with groceries, pharmacy, and operational , etc.

Also, for those of you on temporary contracts or in the hospitality sector and worried about dwindling funds, please let our community know before it becomes critical and let's see if we can help.

Lastly, if you are able, please keep paying your cleaners, babysitters, etc, even if they can't come. We all have to pull together at this time.
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:05
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Ok this is a bit dark, but I have to bring it up (apologies if it's already been mentioned I missed it)...

I just got off the phone to my friend in the UK and she mentioned something that hadn't occurred to me.

With quarantines, isolation and people working from home, are there likely to be people in need of help who are victims of domestic abuse? They could be trapped at home with their abuser for a number of weeks with no excuse to get out, and/or no respite when their abuser can't go to work or out to socialise any more. Also the tension could cause things to ramp up a bit.

Is there a contingency plan for this demographic? Perhaps people could offer a spare room for them or something, but I wouldn't know how to implement something like this?
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:29
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I think it would be an idea to put together a googledocs spreadsheet where we can all sign up with what we offer and where? I would start it, but by the time I have it ready to publish this corona thing will probably be over, I'm afraid. Such are my skills.

If anyone needs help in the Silver Coast (and tbh, a bit further a field, if needed) we are three adults with a car but almost no German who can help with groceries, pharmacy, and operational , etc.

Also, for those of you on temporary contracts or in the hospitality sector and worried about dwindling funds, please let our community know before it becomes critical and let's see if we can help.

Lastly, if you are able, please keep paying your cleaners, babysitters, etc, even if they can't come. We all have to pull together at this time.
Thank you for the message. As suggested by doropfiz and summarized by Ato, I've added a very complex and comprehensive list in my initial post. I wanted to do a sticky but my immensely versatile moderator skills put a limit on that. . .I may have to consult one of my colleagues who actually know what they're doing.
I will keep updating the extremely complex and comprehensive list, as more people are willing to offer their help and resources.
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Old 18.03.2020, 17:56
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I will keep updating the extremely complex and comprehensive list, as more people are willing to offer their help and resources.

Can help you out with putting that into Excel, if you want?
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Old 18.03.2020, 18:00
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Can help you out with putting that into Excel, if you want?
Thank you roegner, I can operate excel with my eyes closed. I can for the love of "insert deity of choice here" not implement a note/sticky thing at the beginning of the thread.
I implemented that list in my first post, what do you reckon would be a better option?
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Old 18.03.2020, 18:01
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Here you go LiB:


https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/st...ioren-23677646


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Here you go LiB:


https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/st...ioren-23677646


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Damn folks, we did it!!!
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Walchwil, Zug.

If you get stuck, I'll do what i can. Working from home, and have a family/kids.
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Post this here for info

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-1...rland/45620290
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Here you go LiB:


https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/st...ioren-23677646


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People over 65 and those with illnesses should stay at home and avoid crowds, the Federal Council advised when declaring a state of emergency. Immunologist Beda Stadler therefore urges supermarkets to come up with "sensible and creative solutions".
"You can't just lock up the elderly like in prison now," he says. Shops should therefore introduce separate opening hours for people at risk. "By Monday morning, most of Saturday's viruses are dead. Then the supermarkets could open their stores only for senior citizens and at-risk patients," he suggests.
Australian chain shows how
According to Stadler, such opening hours are necessary because these people also wanted to remain as independent as possible. "In addition, not all people in the risk group can rely on the help of younger people." The situation is further aggravated by the fact that some senior citizens have to struggle with the technology when ordering online.
The idea is already being implemented abroad. The Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has been opening its stores only for senior citizens and people with disabilities from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday morning since today, Tuesday to Friday. Senior citizens will be admitted if they provide appropriate identification. Such opening hours are also to be implemented in Ireland, Great Britain, Norway and Belgium.
"Take virus spread very seriously"
Separate opening hours are of interest to major Swiss distributors. "This is conceivable and has already occurred on several occasions. But nothing has been decided yet," says Migros media spokesman Marcel Schlatter. The fact is that Migros wants to show solidarity with the risk group. Migros takes the spread of the coronavirus very seriously and works closely with the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
According to Schlatter, compliance with hygiene measures, social distancing and intensified, conventional surface cleaning offers effective protection against human-to-human transmission. "According to current scientific knowledge, transmission of the pathogen to humans via food is unlikely. Food, including that from open sales, can be consumed without hesitation.
Schlatter notes that stores are currently cleaned and disinfected several times a day. "Especially contact points such as self-service checkouts and shopping baskets and carts." So that all customers could clean their hands, Migros will be making disinfectants available in the coming days. Coop has taken similar measures. "In addition, conspicuous distance lines will be placed on the floor in front of the cash registers," says media spokeswoman Rebecca Veiga.
"Small films of droplets"
Some customers fear that there are viruses lurking in the store - on touch screens as is usual with scales. However, Stadler does not classify these as sources of viruses. "There are probably little films of droplets on the screens, but these fly to the ground within seconds."
Stadler recommends keeping a distance of two metres when shopping. "One should behave like the old, distinguished English." Anyone who pulls their collar over the tip of their nose when shopping or even dares to go into the shop only wearing ski goggles and a ski helmet is not directly protecting themselves from viruses. "Instead, you simply create distance, because then people don't want to get too close to you anyway," he says with a wink.

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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Canton Zug - Rotkreuz, Buonas, Risch
Working from home w/kid.
Happy to help anybody in need.

btw, Aldi has always TP every time I go
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Doropfiz was kind enough to provide us with links to organizations, should you not find adequate help within our EF community. In case you have the desire to help, you can also register there as a volunteer. You can find the links listed in my first post of this thread.
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Re: EF Community Corona Helpline

Thanks, lost_inbroad.

Someone posted about a FB group for coordinated help, too. Was that you, Odile? Is this an open group, that could be added to Post 1 of this thread?

Any others?
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it's on their radar...baby steps, slowly but surely...heck i don't care - i am just happy if people are aware to not take the last {insert essential item needed by a pensioner} it's something.




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Ok this is a bit dark, but I have to bring it up (apologies if it's already been mentioned I missed it)...

I just got off the phone to my friend in the UK and she mentioned something that hadn't occurred to me.

With quarantines, isolation and people working from home, are there likely to be people in need of help who are victims of domestic abuse? They could be trapped at home with their abuser for a number of weeks with no excuse to get out, and/or no respite when their abuser can't go to work or out to socialise any more. Also the tension could cause things to ramp up a bit.

Is there a contingency plan for this demographic? Perhaps people could offer a spare room for them or something, but I wouldn't know how to implement something like this?
Yes, that's needed. Here's another post about being attentive to possible abuse. https://twitter.com/PozisaMatu/statu...58608340824065

I'll ask Lost_inbroad to add links to his Post 1 of this thread.
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