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Casinos and libraries

Cesspools of germs that they are, how would they ever be able to return to normal operation? Library materials are notorious petri dishes of bugaboos. And casinos... fuhgettabotit; you may as well lick a bus station toilet seat.

Imagine how much money casinos are losing over a 3 mo. period.

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by Anonymousreply 1705/27/2020

If the slot machines are 6 feet apart, at least the old ladies won't be able to play 3 at a time anymore.

by Anonymousreply 105/22/2020

Libraries are okay, if you avoid everything but the books. No one is anywhere near them.

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2020

I stopped using libraries a long time ago because the books can carry bedbugs.

by Anonymousreply 305/22/2020

Libraries are the thing I've missed the most. I've re-read All my books (and there's a Lot of them). I know, I know, download books on my Kindle. I do sometimes, but what I miss is the feel and smell of a real book. Also, I work in a casino, so I don't miss that scene at all.

by Anonymousreply 405/23/2020

Casinos and libraries and strip clubs, oh my!

by Anonymousreply 505/23/2020

[quote] s petri dishes of bugaboos

You don’t know what this word means. It means an IMAGINARY fear.

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by Anonymousreply 605/23/2020

Avigdor WAIT!

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2020

R3 has just officially put me off libraries more than COVID.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2020

Libraries are the worst, somewhere between a bus station and ER waiting room. It's where people go when they're sick and off work. Bums lounge around waiting for the shelters to open back up. Everyone hacking and sneezing in a small space. People taking paper towel baths in the restroom...

I always used to wipe down keyboards and keypads while I was there anyway.

Now? I can't imagine them being able to keep the branches and materials clean enough anymore. It may become all curbside drop-off/delivery.

by Anonymousreply 905/27/2020

Books and borrowed materials are the least of a library’s problems. Quarantine them for a few days after they’re returned and any traces of virus will have died. Obviously this doesn’t include browsing and handling at will; you’d have to have some kind of reservation-only system.

Computer terminals and other public points are a separate problem. I don’t see how you could open those up at all.

by Anonymousreply 1005/27/2020

I miss casinos

by Anonymousreply 1105/27/2020

r3 the books don't have bedbugs. The people who allowed libraries to be used as homeless shelters, drop ins & consumption sites brought them in, and they migrated to the books. If your library doesn't have that problem, it won't have bedbugs.

by Anonymousreply 1205/27/2020

Some Indian casinos in California are already open, and Vegas is planning to open shortly.

by Anonymousreply 1305/27/2020

Morongo Casino's changes:

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by Anonymousreply 1405/27/2020

Once the library reopens, my plan is to quarantine anything I borrow for several days before I start reading.

by Anonymousreply 1505/27/2020

Casinos have their online gaming sites.

by Anonymousreply 1605/27/2020

Some libraries (academic and public) will probably focus on e-collections as a "germ free" alternative to print collections and keep buildings closed until a vaccine is available. In areas with very few COVID deaths, they may reopen and leave returned materials to sit for a couple of days after they are wiped down, then circulate them again; and have 6 feet apart seating, and fewer people in the building for programs and computer use.

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