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Working from home? Unemployed? How have you been impacted by COVID-19? (Polls)

FERNDALE, Wash. — It has been well over a month since most conversations began frequently including terms and phrases such as self-quarantine, shelter in place, high-risk, immunity and coronavirus. And during this time, life has changed dramatically for most.

Government officials at all levels have made unprecedented decisions and been granted emergency powers in an effort to act quickly to minimize the spread of the highly-contagious COVID-19 disease. But these decisions came in light of minimal and sometimes questionable data with expected widespread negative social and economic impacts.

Now that we are further down this untraveled path and more data is available, what is your opinion of decisions made and how would you make decisions yet to be made?

CLOSURES

Do you agree with the school building closure order?

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  • Absolutely do (48%, 134 Votes)
  • Yes (35%, 97 Votes)
  • Not sure (8%, 21 Votes)
  • No (7%, 20 Votes)
  • Absolutely do not (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 279

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Do you agree with closing the US-Canada border except for essential travel?

  • Absolutely do (55%, 144 Votes)
  • Yes (35%, 92 Votes)
  • Not sure (5%, 12 Votes)
  • No (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Absolutely do not (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 263

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Do you agree with the order to close all non-essential businesses?

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  • Yes (35%, 91 Votes)
  • Absolutely do (34%, 89 Votes)
  • No (14%, 36 Votes)
  • Not sure (12%, 32 Votes)
  • Absolutely do not (5%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 260

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Do you agree with closing state parks and wildlife and water access areas?

  • No (29%, 78 Votes)
  • Yes (23%, 60 Votes)
  • Not sure (19%, 50 Votes)
  • Absolutely not (17%, 45 Votes)
  • Absolutely do (12%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 266

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Do you agree with closing most construction sites?

  • No (32%, 83 Votes)
  • Yes (25%, 64 Votes)
  • Not sure (21%, 55 Votes)
  • Absolutely not (11%, 30 Votes)
  • Absolutely do (11%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 261

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ECONOMIC

How have you been financially impacted by the closures?

  • Able to continue working / No change (42%, 97 Votes)
  • Fixed income: My retirement portfolio has shrunk due to market activity (23%, 54 Votes)
  • Employee: Laid off (unemployed) (12%, 28 Votes)
  • Employee: Furloughed or extended vacation without pay (9%, 20 Votes)
  • Owner: My business had to close temporarily (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Owner: My business has seen a significant drop in revenue (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Employee: Furloughed or extended vacation with pay (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 229

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Is your employer letting you work from home?

  • Yes (44%, 101 Votes)
  • Not employed (29%, 66 Votes)
  • No (28%, 64 Votes)

Total Voters: 231

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Have you taken advantage of any offer(s) for financial relief (e.g. rent, mortgage, utilities)?

  • No (83%, 200 Votes)
  • Considering it (10%, 25 Votes)
  • Yes (7%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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Have you reduced your discretionary spending?

  • Yes (52%, 125 Votes)
  • Yes, had no choice due to layoff/business closure (19%, 45 Votes)
  • No (17%, 42 Votes)
  • Trying to spend more to help struggling businesses (12%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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SOCIAL

Have you been practicing social distancing (maintaining at least 6' from others in public)?

  • All the time (64%, 159 Votes)
  • Most of the time (31%, 77 Votes)
  • Sometimes (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Not as much as others (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Not at all (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 247

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Have you been staying at home except for essential errands/exercise?

  • Absolutely (70%, 171 Votes)
  • Mostly (26%, 63 Votes)
  • Sort of (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Not as much as most (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Not at all (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 246

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Do you wear a protective mask while in public?

  • Yes (28%, 68 Votes)
  • Not at all (28%, 68 Votes)
  • All the time (21%, 50 Votes)
  • Sometimes (18%, 43 Votes)
  • Not as much as others (5%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 240

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Have you or any of your immediate family members been tested positive for COVID-19?

  • No (97%, 227 Votes)
  • Yes (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 234

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How would you describe how all these changes have impacted your mental health

  • Negatively (52%, 121 Votes)
  • Not at all (31%, 71 Votes)
  • Positively (7%, 17 Votes)
  • Very negatively (7%, 16 Votes)
  • Very positively (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 232

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Which will have a bigger impact on your life?

  • Social-Economic impacts of the responses to the COVID-19 disease (77%, 174 Votes)
  • Health impacts of COVID-19 disease (23%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 227

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WHAT IS NEXT

When should the stay at home and business closures orders be lifted?

  • After the curve has flattened (projected for mid-May) (43%, 100 Votes)
  • May 4th (when the current WA order expires) (18%, 42 Votes)
  • After an immunization or treatment for the severely ill is available (17%, 40 Votes)
  • Right now. Those orders were unnecessary. (7%, 17 Votes)
  • After the 4th of July (7%, 17 Votes)
  • None of the above (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Right now. Staying at home and business closures were successful (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 232

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If you were told there was no longer any risk of COVID-19 and all related orders were lifted immediately, what would you do?

  • Visit friends and family (42%, 98 Votes)
  • Nothing different (19%, 45 Votes)
  • Call boss to see if/when you could come back to work (16%, 38 Votes)
  • Go to a restaurant or bar (13%, 31 Votes)
  • Travel somewhere by plane or ship (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Go fishing or hunting (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 235

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