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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    No you're not alone.....and I was a frequent visitor pre-covid. There are many many times where I did a day trip just to ride the train and didn't plan to do anything but veg out in the lounge from arrival until preboard at around 6 to head home. I love people watching. Dan the lounge...
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    I won too! My question (the final question of the session) was "As I was going to St. Ives,I met a man with seven wives,Each wife had seven sacks,Each sack had seven cats,Each cat had seven kits:Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,How many were there going to St. Ives?" I knew the answer because it...
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    When the new Metropolitan Lounge in Chicago opened in July, 2016, they originally did not allow outside food. They lifted the restrictions in early 2019 after the closing of the Legacy Club.
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    No one will. Outside food has been allowed since early 2019.
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    Amtrak Mask Mandate - Practical Discussion

    I’m not at all surprised by that but I’d not known anyone personally who used one, that’s why I asked about their effectiveness. They sorta remind me of welding helmets strangely enough. I see them mostly being worn by employees at the grocery store where I shop, including about half a dozen...
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    Amtrak Mask Mandate - Practical Discussion

    Just as I suspected, thanks.
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    Amtrak Dining

    My mouth is watering! Sign me up!
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    This is admirable indeed. I’ve seen many shields and am wondering how effective they are. If they are, would they help those with hearing difficulties? I’m sure they are safer than wearing no face covering at all. Another question….I’m not remembering but are these acceptable for wearing on...
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    Sadly, you're correct. Masks shouldn't be political, they should be used as a safety precaution, period. Some of our biggest weapons we have against Covid are vaccination, social distancing (including masks) and good hygiene. It's that easy.
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    Yes, I did ask, not the mutual friend who I’m referring to but the elderly HoH people. However, if you read my response to Sarah’s post, I admitted to generalizing and apologized. I never accused you of saying that about anti-maskers, so no need to be defensive.
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    The COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card as a Travel Document

    I love this idea! I was thinking of going to Staples, who offers free lamination with a coupon, to get mine done, but I'm going to look into the lanyard idea for protection of my card instead.
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    You're correct there. I was just using him as an example. I was wrong to generalize and apologize. I still am perplexed, however, regarding the question of (outside the HoH community) why as a society we should just rip off the masks when we're fully vaccinated and not wait for herd immunity...
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    I have a friend (SarahZ knows who I'm talking about as he's a mutual friend of ours) who is very hard of hearing, wearing high powered hearing aids and is in his 40s and he wears a mask, has never complained of such things and is a huge advocate of mask wearing and social distancing. The only...
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    Yep, rip off the masks and see the number of infected people rise again. Let's get to herd immunity, then this option is reasonable and logic. I'm just curious about something. What's so bad about wearing a simple cloth over your mouth and nose? There are so many good things that happen...
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    Fact is, because the vaccination rates are still too low for herd immunity, it's a good idea to wear them, even if you've been vaccinated yourself. The efficacy of the vaccines themselves isn't 100% anyway so a vaccinated person can still contract the disease....it just makes it less likely...
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