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Stay At Home! Open thread for the week of 3/23/20

Come here to share COVID news, NHL news, or anything else you want to discuss

NHL: FEB 07 Red Wings at Blue Jackets Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The last news post we did was getting full of comments, so I thought it was time to start a new open thread post. Still, if you didn’t read that article please do so because MrSwift included a lot of useful information. Of course, that was a week and a half ago and things have changed. A week and a half feels like a whole month ago, at least.

Use the comments here to discuss news related to the virus, to the NHL, or anything else you want to talk about. We’re all facing challenges and despite being apart we can be here for each other.

The steps taken by Ohio officials to contain the spread of COVID-19 reached a new peak yesterday, as the state issued an order for Ohioans to Stay at Home. This means that with the exception of trips to pick up groceries or food orders, outdoor exercise, and essential jobs, everyone should stay at home for the next two weeks. Please read this FAQ for more information.

As more and more citizens had heeded the warnings to stay at home, that includes members of the Blue Jackets roster and staff. Cam Atkinson posted a video encouraging Ohioans to practice social distancing:

He’s getting that playoff beard ready!

Blue Jackets public address announcer Greg Murray is keeping in shape as well, and certainly annoying his family in the process:

Previously, at The Cannon

We had an excellent discussion on The Cannon Cast about how the NHL could finish the season if they do decide to resume, and how NHL teams should take care of their employees during this shutdown.

I can’t wait for you all to hear this week’s episode. We recorded yesterday and we talked about our ways of staying entertained and we played a fun twist on a popular game.

Elaine wrote a very good letter that you should share with any athlete you know who has had their season cut short due to the virus.

With no hockey to write about, I wrote about my other favorite thing: dogs.

Play me out

This song isn’t relevant to anything, but I spent at least 15 minutes trying to remember which song the “home home” section came from, therefore I have to post it so that wasn’t a waste of time. It’s a good song!