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  • #21
    Originally posted by spacytracy View Post
    If they end up with a case, and don't close, I would call your dept of ag. That's insane.
    I would call the state health department too.

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    • #22
      I manage a boarding facility. Our state (MI) was ordered to shelter in place "Stay at Home," which means all non essentials need to stay home. We shut down to ALL boarders the next day. Not sure what state you are in and the exact language of the executive order, but giving extra hay and ulcer meds is something your barn staff should be doing and they shouldn't be open to any boarders or non essential personnel.

      Honestly you should talk to your governors office and inform your barn owner and management of what they tell you about staying open as a non essential business. Petting and riding your horse isn't essential for their health and there is most likely a care/custody/control clause in your boarding contract that makes your barn owner and management liable for the care of your horse.

      I would ask them if the employee has been tested and the outcome of the test. If she is positive, I would self quarantine anyways. Flatten the curve!
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      • #23
        I am in Maryland - many boarding/lesson facilities, including the one where I keep my horse, are closed to boarders.

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          #24
          It seems like a grey area right now as far as what is allowed. I know many boarding barns are closing to boarders in this area. But mine sounds like they are waiting on a positive test before they do that...

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          • #25
            I don’t get why you were still going to the barn, you care for tour elderly grandmother and were still going out, even knowing better. Yeah, I know to feed and give ulcer meds, but you really should consider your grandmother over some ulcer meds. Geez

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
              It seems like a grey area right now as far as what is allowed. I know many boarding barns are closing to boarders in this area. But mine sounds like they are waiting on a positive test before they do that...
              It's not a gray area, your BO is just being extremely irresponsible, if not negligent.
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                #27
                Gesaffelstein I think you probably just trying to be nasty but I'll respond respectfully anyways.

                I was being extremely careful. We were not in a shelter in place, I was going during hours when no one else was there. Now starting to today is a shelter in place and things have changed.

                Yes irresponsible of me I suppose. Did you not see me admit that up thread? But better than her biological children who said to throw her in a nursing home in the middle of an outbreak.


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                • #28
                  Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
                  Gesaffelstein I think you probably just trying to be nasty but I'll respond respectfully anyways.

                  I was being extremely careful. We were not in a shelter in place, I was going during hours when no one else was there. Now starting to today is a shelter in place and things have changed.

                  Yes irresponsible of me I suppose. Did you not see me admit that up thread? But better than her biological children who said to throw her in a nursing home in the middle of an outbreak.

                  Yes, very irresponsible of you. You knew better, now you are worried and rightfully so.
                  The worst possible situation has happened, someone at the barn you chose to visit may have had Covid.
                  Think about it.
                  What if you being selfish spread the virus to the people in your home then the grocery store you visited and so on and so on.

                  Hopefully that didn’t happen, but it could have. Is the could have worth some meds for your horse?
                  Have a conversation with your barn and pay someone to do it for you. Be smart, STAY HOME!

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                    #29
                    Gesaffelstein oh whatever troll

                    I am not worried right now. I'm upset with how it's been handled. I have not been around the sick person at all. EVER. I just don't want to continue to go to the barn because maybe she infected other staff..we will see.

                    And like I said many times in this post, I will no longer be going

                    ​​​​​​Do you have anything constructive to add? Or just nastiness?

                    .

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Gesaffelstein View Post

                      Yes, very irresponsible of you. You knew better, now you are worried and rightfully so.
                      The worst possible situation has happened, someone at the barn you chose to visit may have had Covid.
                      Think about it.
                      What if you being selfish spread the virus to the people in your home then the grocery store you visited and so on and so on.

                      Hopefully that didn’t happen, but it could have. Is the could have worth some meds for your horse?
                      Have a conversation with your barn and pay someone to do it for you. Be smart, STAY HOME!
                      ....Palm Beach, is that you?

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                        #31
                        Simkie
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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
                          Gesaffelstein oh whatever troll

                          I am not worried right now. I'm upset with how it's been handled. I have not been around the sick person at all. EVER. I just don't want to continue to go to the barn because maybe she infected other staff..we will see.

                          And like I said many times in this post, I will no longer be going

                          ​​​​​​Do you have anything constructive to add? Or just nastiness?

                          .
                          Right now, with this crisis it’s people like you that are contributing to the problem. I’m glad you are staying home now. Thank you

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Simkie View Post

                            ....Palm Beach, is that you?
                            Please, we wish.

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by Gesaffelstein View Post
                              Please, we wish.
                              Nooooooooo, no we don't.

                              (That's SUCH a PB reply, though!)

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                                #35
                                Well she couldn't get tested and was sent home (not the barn) to quarantine. Barn will send out an email today and will leave decision to boarders..I won't be going for the time being.

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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by Simkie View Post

                                  Nooooooooo, no we don't.

                                  (That's SUCH a PB reply, though!)
                                  Go ahead and fill your head with the PB possibilities, I know we are all cooped up and our imaginations are running wild. It would be more exciting if I was PB. The mods can check my IP, I’m not PB. Though now would be a great time for her/his return, if she hasn’t yet.

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                                    #37
                                    Yes I'm the problem. Someone who's been staying home except to go the barn at night when no one else was there, wiping things down. Not the ones who were going during the day, riding, taking lessons, not staying 6 ft from people. Or not the spring breakers in groups at the beach!

                                    I am alarmed because the barn isn't nearly as worried as I am. Am I perfect in this? No. But I'm trying.

                                    Now I won't be going to the barn because it does seem indeed risky. But I'm the only one at the barn that seems to think so.

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                                    • #38
                                      A little perspective - I was sent home from work last week because someone called in sick. I was at work because I couldn't work at home. As many people as possible were working from home; they get fussy if I take this work home.

                                      Words like evacuate, leave now, and confirmed were used. It wasn't quite panic, but it was pretty darn close.

                                      Here's the rub. The person didn't have the virus. Three days later I get an email essentially says "Oops, they had hay fever" I was glad to hear they were OK, and by extension I wasn't exposed, but it was not handled well.


                                      The barn should be shut down, but don't play that you're better than the BO. You have an old person at home and you went out unnecessarily. You should have been this concerned last week.
                                      Last edited by red mares; Mar. 26, 2020, 07:30 PM.
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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                                        Holy shit, how scary.

                                        Contact your doc to discuss testing. You may not qualify without symptoms, but it's worth finding out. Can you take your temp a couple times a day?
                                        they are not testing people without symptoms in most places as they want to make sure they have tests for those who do present with symptoms. What sort of symptoms did the barn worker have - going from not feeling well, to being hauled away in an ambulance is pretty drastic. The worker shouldn't have been working if they had a fever especially now. If the worker had an asthma attack or something like that it might be different.

                                        Barn needs to shut down now and let everyone who's been out there they need to self-quarantine and monitor their temperature. Not notifying boarders is beyond irresponsible.

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
                                          Gesaffelstein

                                          I have not been around the sick person at all. EVER. I just don't want to continue to go to the barn because maybe she infected other staff..we will see.
                                          You do realize that you don't have to be in direct contact with an infected person, right? That person could have coughed on a lead rope, or coughed into their hand and then touched a surface. Who the heck knows what could be contaminated.

                                          It is easy to yell "TROLL" whenever you read something you don't like or agree with. But seriously, your choices are on you. Own it.
                                          Sheilah

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