Poll: Do you mask?

  • mwolverine

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    Jun 14, 2020 6:36 PM GMT
    How often do you wear a mask when you are around other people in indoor public spaces?

    Just a poll, not a discussion (yet).
  • mwolverine

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    Jun 14, 2020 6:37 PM GMT
    I wear a mask 100% of the time in indoor public spaces.
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    Jun 14, 2020 11:13 PM GMT
    Every time, in an indoor public space. (Which I avoid as much as possible.)
  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Jun 15, 2020 5:03 AM GMT
    I have to when shopping at Costco because it's required. I don't when I pick up supplies at Home Depot or Lowe's, which can be several times a week.

    When my partner and I shop at our local grocery store he pressures me to wear one so I do when I'm with him.

    I'm also a volunteer at a local community food bank and it's required for everyone to wear one there so I do.

    I'm pretty easy going about it. If I'm required to wear one or if someone asks me to I oblige.

    But I think the most important thing is to never touch your face while in public until you've thoroughly washed your hands with plenty of soap and the hottest water you can tolerate. I lather up for at least a good twenty seconds or more and scrub between each finger and go up a bit above my wrists. I wash my hands this way about five times a day.
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    Jun 15, 2020 11:09 AM GMT
    I mask when I'm out of the loft... every time... indoors and out.

    As much as I hate running in mine, I still wear it outside.
  • JDuderrr

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    Jun 15, 2020 12:50 PM GMT
    The 3 community gyms that I can use reopened, but at 20% capacity. You use your cell to reserve a 45 min slot. After 45 min, everyone has to leave while they decontaminate. When I work out, I take the 1st slot of the day and I wear a custom-made double cloth mask with a HEPA filter in between the cloth layers. It's an inconvenience, but I wouldn't be in the gym otherwise. After each use, the HEPA filter is removed and the mask is washed. Takin' this seriously, and others should as well. Same type mask for physician visits. Haven't been to stores or restaurants. When walking or biking I rely on outdoors distancing, so no mask.

    And thank you for this poll. Very timely as we see numerous articles that infections currently are on a rampant increase. When others read that guys are being careful, mebbe they'll be inspired to do the same.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 15, 2020 3:02 PM GMT
    I don't wear a mask, or I haven't yet. Here in Arizona, I would say maybe 25% wear masks and we're seeing it less and less. I was out at a busy and very popular restaurant last night here in Scottsdale and it was packed. I didn't see a single mask on customers or employees. No one in my group had a mask on. It was over 100 degrees yesterday. Not a lot of masks

    As for our gyms...they've been open for 2 weeks...they are packed, no masks that I have seen, steam and sauna open, it's pretty much back to normal other than employees are constantly wiping down equipment and there is hand sanitizer machines all over the place
  • bro4bro

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    Jun 15, 2020 4:35 PM GMT
    I wear a mask when it's required - in retail stores, inside a take-out restaurant when ordering, when getting a haircut, on my way into and out of my newly reopened gym.

    I do not wear a mask while working out inside the gym. It's not required, and there's no social pressure to do so - only a couple out of the 40 or so who were in the gym the other day wore masks.

    I don't think I've been in any other indoor public spaces.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jun 15, 2020 6:47 PM GMT
    I only wear a mask when I have an eye appointment and when I walk into my cardio rehab but I can pull it down while I am working out then put it back up when I walk to the outside.
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    Jun 15, 2020 7:48 PM GMT
    Only when I go to Costco, or a store that is required, this is why I limit my use in the store. Otherwise, when I am exercising NO - it is not healthy for you since you are breathing carbon dioxide back into you lungs, this will later lead to respiratory issues, infections, etc. The science has gone crazy and do not get me started on public health officials which are not more like they want their two minutes of fame, in essence it is advising that everyone is constantly infected and presumed an incubation of the virus and shedding virus particles 24/7. This is incomplete inaccurate. Think about this - does a nurse in a hospital wear a N95- 24/7? The answer is NO, they only wear it when they have to go into a ward with high degree of infection and then they do all the disinfection protocols once they are out of that ward section.
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    Jun 15, 2020 11:58 PM GMT
    The only time I wear one, is when I clean out my parrot aviary.

    I've not worn a mask for the covid19.
    Because I've not been required to, not even at Costco. Nor at work, that involves dealing with the public.
    In so many ways, life has gone on as normal, for my husband and I.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 16, 2020 12:02 AM GMT
    I wear one when out in public since most businesses require it and public transportation requires it as well. I even ride my bike with a mask on which can be a tad awkward at times. When I am at home, the mask comes off.
  • beaujangle

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    Jun 16, 2020 12:38 AM GMT
    I do when I go out. I remove it when I eat or while walking in my suburb which is spacious.

    About transmissions of the virus, please watch this vid; this is one of the clearest explanations I've seen.
  • carew28

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    Jun 16, 2020 1:26 AM GMT
    Wombat saidThe only time I wear one, is when I clean out my parrot aviary.

    I've not worn a mask for the covid19.
    Because I've not been required to, not even at Costco. Nor at work, that involves dealing with the public.
    In so many ways, life has gone on as normal, for my husband and I.


    What kind of parrots do you have ? How many ? I suppose with Australia's mild climate, your aviary is outdoors.
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    Jun 16, 2020 1:52 AM GMT
    carew28 said
    Wombat saidThe only time I wear one, is when I clean out my parrot aviary.

    I've not worn a mask for the covid19.
    Because I've not been required to, not even at Costco. Nor at work, that involves dealing with the public.
    In so many ways, life has gone on as normal, for my husband and I.


    What kind of parrots do you have ? How many ? I suppose with Australia's mild climate, your aviary is outdoors.


    I have to agree if I were living in Oz with a 1PPM problem a mask for COVID is not gonna be on my list of priorities.
    Even here in the US at 60PPM it's a safe bet I will not be 1 of the 60.

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  • Apparition

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    Jun 16, 2020 3:45 AM GMT
    any stores dealing with food here require it, or small stores. I usually wear one in any store, but not outside ever (just not that many people around). We dont have to wear them at work, but that is always the same 8 people, and they are all from small towns or loners so they dont go out much. My mom makes cool masks for us. she has also made 1100 (eleven hundredth today actually) hair cover hat things for free to donate to med workers in the province.

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    Jun 16, 2020 5:17 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    carew28 said
    Wombat saidThe only time I wear one, is when I clean out my parrot aviary.

    I've not worn a mask for the covid19.
    Because I've not been required to, not even at Costco. Nor at work, that involves dealing with the public.
    In so many ways, life has gone on as normal, for my husband and I.


    What kind of parrots do you have ? How many ? I suppose with Australia's mild climate, your aviary is outdoors.


    I have to agree if I were living in Oz with a 1PPM problem a mask for COVID is not gonna be on my list of priorities.
    Even here in the US at 60PPM it's a safe bet I will not be 1 of the 60.

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    Yes my Avery is Outdoors, & it houses six cockatiels. Just have to protect it from the cold Westerly winds.
  • metta

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    Jun 16, 2020 5:59 AM GMT
    I live in a county that has almost half the cases in CA. We are required to wear a mask in most places. I live alone and have to take care of my responsibilities, whether I'm sick or not, so I think it is better to be cautious.

    But to those who don't care if they get it, that are hopefully helping to build herd immunity, thanks. Hopefully, you guys will not have a bad case of it. My neighbor, who is in her 60's recently got it and it was mild for her. After enough time has passed she plans on seeing if her blood can be used to help people. A very fit health-conscious workout trainer my neighbor uses got it in his 30's and he is on oxygen in a hospital right now that has periods where they run out of oxygen because they have so many on it. A home cleaner got it and it took 80 days before she tested negative.
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    Jun 16, 2020 6:08 AM GMT
    I’m a Realtor here in the SF Bay Area. We have to wear masks when showing our listings. Clients have to wear them and our open houses are by appointment only with the clients having to sign a document before entering our listings. Still our business is only off about 10% from a year ago.

    In stores we still have to wear masks. Gyms aren’t open yet - at least mine isn’t open yet. But parks and places to run and do pull ups no longer have the yellow tape..........so I’m happy to be doing pull-ups and leg raises and crunches again. (I should have a pull-up bar at home).

    I don’t wear a mask out running my dog or cycling.
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    Jun 16, 2020 12:40 PM GMT
    Our South Florida county still requires masks before entering public businesses, like supermarkets & retail stores. People are good about it. Even our condo association requires them inside the buildings when in public spaces like halls & lobbies.

    Only outside on the grounds are they not required, but then social-distancing is, and likewise around our town. I don’t wear a mask while bicycling, but carry a mask with me in case I dismount.

    We’ve concluded that a second wave this Fall is likely, this isn’t going away “like magic” as Dr. Trump and his enablers have declared. And so I got us dozens of designer masks, from my bow tie maker in Vermont. In fact, some masks have matching bow ties. Matching 4-in-hand neckties are also available.

    But even without ties the masks are chosen to coordinate with the outfits we usually wear, including our baseball caps (the blinding Florida sun is the strongest in the US this time of year). We figure if we turn mask-wearing into a fashion statement it won’t be so objectionable.

    And we see others doing the same thing. A gay chorus conductor we know has a gorgeous mask, looks brocaded and hand-decorated, totally nelly but impressive. People here are getting away from that initial hospital look, their masks becoming very stylish & creative. I admire adaptive ingenuity.
  • bro4bro

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    Jun 16, 2020 4:04 PM GMT
    metta said
    Gyms are still closed here but the next county over, they opened last Friday with shortened hours. I went over there on Sunday to get a workout. I'm going to try and go over there on weekends until they open here.


    Uh, dude? LA County gyms opened last Friday too. I've been to my gym every day since.
  • carew28

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    Jun 16, 2020 4:24 PM GMT
    I always wear a mask when I'm at the supermarket or in a drugstore, department-store, or in a bank. I don't wear one outdoors, or in our own home.

    Pattison, I imagine you enjoy your cockatiel aviary. I myself keep 3 budgerigar parrakeets in my room. Due to the climate, they are indoors. I keep the windows open during the warm summers, like it is right now. But the winters here are way too cold. I think they like warm weather. Years ago, I kept pigeons and rabbits, and they were always outdoors. Where I now live there is no space available for an outside animal pen, and I miss keeping them.
  • JDuderrr

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    Jun 16, 2020 5:50 PM GMT
    "Universal mask wearing is a very effective, low-cost way to slow down the pandemic"

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-getting-sick-coronavirus-spreading-115751594.html

    Now is this thread a discussion?
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    Jun 17, 2020 12:22 PM GMT
    JDuderrr said"Universal mask wearing is a very effective, low-cost way to slow down the pandemic"

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-getting-sick-coronavirus-spreading-115751594.html

    Now is this thread a discussion?


    Arizona and Texas spiking in cases. Until more people drop dead, mask wearing will not become the norm.
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    Jun 17, 2020 12:28 PM GMT
    You have to wear mask on public transport and in stores. I wear a mask if out walking. I don't wear one when running, but I do cross the street when I see someone approaching. If I can't cross the street, I place my shirt over my face until there is some distance.. usually a couple hundred meters or more.