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Permanent Industry Changes in the Post-COVID World

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thebigo

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Does OSHA come to your house to check if you are masked? Or do they put cameras in to watch you?
To my knowledge, OSHA is not relevant to the federal contractor mandate. HR however is compelled to follow the guidance and supervisors are compelled to abide by hr policy. Supervisors actually do have cameras in employees houses, indeed we spend a significant portion of the day looking into said cameras.
 

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To my knowledge, OSHA is not relevant to the federal contractor mandate. HR however is compelled to follow the guidance and supervisors are compelled to abide by hr policy. Supervisors actually do have cameras in employees houses, indeed we spend a significant portion of the day looking into said cameras.
"However, because employees’ homes are not covered contractor workplaces, such remote employees are not required to follow the additional masking and social distancing requirements when working from home."

Looks like they don't have to mask up but they do need to be vaccinated
 

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Boston just Canceled this weekend's Ski & Snowboard Expo (now called The Snowbound Festival) due to Covid Concern's.

Hmmm Michelle Wu's first day in office
 
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Boston just Cancelled this weekend's Ski & Snowboard Expo (now called The Snowbound Festival) due to Covid Concern's.

Hmmm Michelle Wu's first day in office

And yet the Celtics have 2 home games in TD Garden this weekend and BC football is hosting Florida State. Now you could argue that the BC game outside at Chestnut Hill is different, but the Celtics games, both of which will likely have far more people in the building at any one time that the Ski Expo would of had, that's a head scratcher, as they likely could of used the same admission protocols that TD Garden uses
 

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I'm wondering if the vendors were pulling out. Maybe the marketing teams are helping HR find snowmakers!

I was in the Convention Center two weeks ago for a physicians conference. It was fine.
 

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I'm going to 1000+ convention on Thursday. I am boosted. however, I'd be lying that I don't have some apprehension. It is an engineering and construction conference. There will be little to no mask wearing. I will definitely at times, in the smaller breakout rooms be wearing a mask.
 

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Boston just Canceled this weekend's Ski & Snowboard Expo (now called The Snowbound Festival) due to Covid Concern's.

Hmmm Michelle Wu's first day in office
??? I received an email about it being postponed to 2022 back in September. (9/9 to be exact)
 

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Someone on the SR site said it was Canc a while ago....
But it just was announced today on WBZ radio & Ch 4.

I agree, all the marketing people are gonna be needed to make snow, check tickets, flip burgers, park cars, drive shuttles, wait tables, washing dishes, make beds.....
 
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??? I received an email about it being postponed to 2022 back in September. (9/9 to be exact)

Yes it was canceled about a month or two ago. My wife and talked about it with owners of The Ride and Ski Card. He knew back in August. as a vendor.
 

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How dare you all present information to contradict someone's implying this cancellation is the doing of a new liberal mayor! ;)

Don't you all know this is a political forum with only occasional ski related discussions? 🤣 🤣 🤣
 

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Even the NYT now acknowledges that the vaccines weren’t going to stop the spread of covid.
I guess threats of violence and rusty implements were just hysteria from unhinged people who couldn’t think for themselves.

See ya on the slopes
 

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Variants have different challenges. Prior to Omicron, vaccines did help some with preventing spread.

What can't be denied is that they do very much help in preventing severe illness and reducing hospital stay lengths and hence strain on the healthcare system. It still 100% makes sense for all who are eligible to get the jab.

I don't think this is some sorta victory lap you were hoping for Andrew. Evidence still highly favors the importance of getting vaccinated.
 

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Even the NYT now acknowledges that the vaccines weren’t going to stop the spread of covid.
I guess threats of violence and rusty implements were just hysteria from unhinged people who couldn’t think for themselves.

See ya on the slopes
Gonna take a wild guess that you don’t work in a hospital.
 

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Variants have different challenges. Prior to Omicron, vaccines did help some with preventing spread.

What can't be denied is that they do very much help in preventing severe illness and reducing hospital stay lengths and hence strain on the healthcare system. It still 100% makes sense for all who are eligible to get the jab.

I don't think this is some sorta victory lap you were hoping for Andrew. Evidence still highly favors the importance of getting vaccinated.
While by no means 100% vaccines still help with preventing spread - with first Delta and now Omicron variant they are less effective at that, although it still seems to be pretty good after the 3rd shot.

As you mention, they are still very effective at reducing the chances of serious illness. Pretty much zero reason for someone not to get jabbed and those who don't are only helping to prolong this whole situation.
 

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Should be an interesting next month.

Interested in seeing how mountains can comply with fed/state testing and quarantine requirements while maintaining staffing levels high enough to keep mountains open as omicron rips through the employees.
 

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Variants have different challenges. Prior to Omicron, vaccines did help some with preventing spread.

What can't be denied is that they do very much help in preventing severe illness and reducing hospital stay lengths and hence strain on the healthcare system. It still 100% makes sense for all who are eligible to get the jab.

I don't think this is some sorta victory lap you were hoping for Andrew. Evidence still highly favors the importance of getting vaccinated.
The point I stated several times agreed with the basic premise that the vaccine helps, but where it differs was that it would not stop covid and therefore be a demand on free people.
Covid is here to stay, forever, like permanent.
IMO Forcing people with the threat of violence and lost earning opportunities to take a shot that was developed and rushed into use in under a year by a President that half the country didn’t approve of wasn’t really the way our country should work.
It’s good to see some other people coming to the realization that it is to be “lived with” and not “eradicated”.
 
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