[Talk-us] Updating opening_hours for COVID-19.

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Thu Mar 19 14:43:04 UTC 2020

Sure, I get that. The flip side is that it is likely to get confusing what is open and when with all the changes occurring. It would be good to have a resource to help people determine where they can go if they need something.


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On Mar 19, 2020, 10:06, Rihards wrote:

> On 19.03.20 15:49, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
>> On 3/13/20 15:36, Eric Christensen via Talk-us wrote:
>>> I've been updating the opening_hours for businesses and services as I
>>> hear about them closing or changing their hours of operation for
>>> COVID-19. I'm also adding a note in the description with any
>>> information the source is providing.
>>> Seems like a good idea to keep people updated to what's open and what's not.
>>> I wonder if anyone else is also doing this as well?
>> Bad idea since these are emergency changes and unlikely to be permanent.
>> I am putting in the "normal" hours where they are known, with the
>> understanding that people should know locations will be changing their
>> hours because of the situation and OSM's data will by necessity be out
>> of date for this item.
> I decided not to do that pretty quickly - we will have a huge number of
> changes later, as I expect many places to not just change their
> permanent hours, but close.
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