My girls have been trying to figure out what to do about the shower this weekend. I told them it’s more important to me to make sure everyone is healthy than it is to have a shower. We can worry about that later. They can get a refund for the hall. Not sure about the food. One thinks it’s fine and the other feels very strongly about canceling since they have shut down numerous colleges and companies (I’m in Mass.). It’s going to be about 50 people. What are you brides doing that have a shower coming up in an area where the virus is spreading ?
I have a bridal shower this Sunday at church. I have no plans on cancelling it. Life has to go on and if someone doesn’t feel comfortable or feels ill- then I do not blame them for coming to the shower.
I agree with madelyn.. I’m in RI so we are neighbors lol as scary as it is.. Coronavirus has been around for years this is a new strain that em they don’t know too much about yet and has everyone in a panic.. realistically more people die from the flu itself — I know it’s hard and scary when we don’t fully understand and it is spreading/causing a fuss but life needs to continue as normal (with extra precautions obviously) I wouldn’t put anything on hold (unless absolutely needed)
Disneyland in So Cal closed 3 hours ago. The President of the United States made contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus. A movie star came down with the virus. I hope that makes everyone realize how serious this is. Having a bunch of people in one area, buffet style food, and presents passing a number of hands is not ideal. We need to think of the greater good in these times.
I have one on Sunday. We’re going forward. Yes this is scary, but life does have to go on while everyone practices precautions. We’ll look back on this time in a few months and we’ll all be upset we let fear get the better of us.
It depends. Massachusetts is not doing well right now and 50 people is a lot depending on how large the space is. Is the venue large enough for guests to easily be able to spread apart? Will there be guests over 60 years old and/or those with underlying health conditions? And what will the food situation be? Plated meals are probably fine but most buffet restaurants in coronavirus hot-spots have temporarily shut down... Lots to consider, but if it were me, I would postpone.
I would also consider asking what measures the venue has taken to protect both their workers and guests. How often have they begin sanitizing their prep area, etc., because the venue and those preparing the food is a great concern as well.