COVID 19 impact on skiing

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In general, I get why some college campuses are doing online through the end of the month (at least to start) because students have been home or elsewhere while on break.  Several weeks post break would give symptoms time to develop if they were exposed.  If coronavirus spreads further during that time I could easily see schools finishing the semester online.

With my son at Plattsburgh I’ve been wondering....and I bet you are right, there could be a SUNY-wide move to online if they go there.
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Yep. I get it too. SU made it a point to say the only reason they are doing it is simply because of spring break. They can't control where students go therefore it makes sense to go online for a while. They didn't say for how long, just that this is purely precautionary. Totally sucks for those kids who are seniors.
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billyymc wrote
campgottagopee wrote
You can add SU to the list of schools going to online courses. Spoke with a couple SUNY Cortland kids this morning, they feel all SUNY schools will soon be following suit. Both of them feel as though this is foolish as well as they are upset they can't be on campus if it happens. This is their last semester so I can certainly understand where they are coming from.
If you read reliable sources:

1) the number of confirmed cases is maybe around 10% of what’s actually out there based on math models based on similar outbreaks.
2) the increase curve is exponential.
3) the US is doing almost no testing compare to other countries. South Korea should be our model
4) by the end of April our health care system will be overwhelmed.

Even the low end projections are alarming. Our best course is to slow the spread. But many people still think this is no big deal.
It’s a big deal, no doubt, and should be taken seriously.  

And there is no disputing your numbers.  I have no doubts with projections I’ve heard that as much as 60% of the world population will eventually be infected with COVID-19.  Beyond that, in the future we will have cold, flu, and COVID-19 seasonally.

What those numbers don’t show is that most of those infected will probably never even know they were infected.  This isn’t the pneumonic plague.  We do, however, have to take this seriously and get it under control because there are at risk segments of the population  that could experience high fatality rates.

Just my relatively uninformed take.
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Keeping my comments on college campuses and my son on topic, Plattsburgh going to online would impact my son’s ski season (what’s left of it) and reduce the value of his WF season pass because he’d get less spring days at WF in if taking classes online from home.  Small price to pay if it helps keep him corona-free.
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JTG4eva! wrote
Keeping my comments on college campuses and my son on topic, Plattsburgh going to online would impact my son’s ski season (what’s left of it) and reduce the value of his WF season pass because he’d get less spring days at WF in if taking classes online from home.  Small price to pay if it helps keep him corona-free.
Boom! Class work on the lift rides and from the lodge. Spend the whole spring at WF.
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witch hobble wrote
JTG4eva! wrote
Keeping my comments on college campuses and my son on topic, Plattsburgh going to online would impact my son’s ski season (what’s left of it) and reduce the value of his WF season pass because he’d get less spring days at WF in if taking classes online from home.  Small price to pay if it helps keep him corona-free.
Boom! Class work on the lift rides and from the lodge. Spend the whole spring at WF.
If they refund his unused room and board then maybe we can get him a room somewhere near Wilmington/Placid!  Gotta sleep at night....
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Still not letting it impact my skiing but I’m re-routing my sales calls to avoid New Rochelle.  I’m not very impressed that the containment zone doesn’t actually prevent people from traveling in and out.  I’m expecting the next zone to be imposed in Pomona which is also nearby me but easier to avoid since I have no customers or other reasons to go there.
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I would think that 50 degree rain would affect one's late ski season much more than a virus.
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Benny Profane wrote
I would think that 50 degree rain would affect one's late ski season much more than a virus.
It would certain affect the quality of skiing and available terrain....but that’s always true of spring.  I know you are all about real powder, but spring turns can be some of the best of the season.  Bad enough that the early warm weather will rob us of that, but coronavirus could steal days, too!
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not trying to stoke fear just wondering what people are thinking - I think it way safer to be outside than inside
From what I understand, viruses thrive in cold, dry environments, so staying out of the gondi is prob a good idea.
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