Talk:Key:opening hours:covid19

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Sorry I can't read French but, consider temporary:opening_hours=* @ (Covid-19)? Proposed_features/temporary_(conditional) -- Kovposch (talk) 09:32, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for suggesting this alternative. I see that it has only 5 uses worldwide while being around since 2016. Though "temporary:" prefix is very clear, "opening_hours:*=*" variants are way more popular and allows to keep a simple syntax as values. If a wider consensus is reached, we can still migrate to your suggested tag. --PanierAvide (talk) 09:40, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. Problem is the key suffix variant are mostly for general properties, not specific events. Compare xmas:*=* in use (viz xmas:opening_hours=*), which is a regular and permanent event. This makes Covid-19 clear as being a one-time property, and Covid-19 measures may change suddenly. temporary:*=* would have other advantages, such as allowing more time range details to be added. There is a quite a variety of keys used:
temporary:opening_hours temporary:days_on temporary:days_off temporary:day_on temporary:day_on
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-- Kovposch (talk) 09:54, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
the tag keys have been deprecated for some time for opening_hours. but I like the xmas: variant. pandemic:opening_hours might be a tag that is future proof and can just be used in case a country does something in regards to any pandemic, not just covid19.
--LKS90 (talk) 22:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
If this pandemic is going to be mutating for the foreseeable future, the generic tag makes sense. On the other hand, if this pandemic goes away within finite time period, then the present suffix is better since it represents the specific situation, making future tag removal easier. Also, should we have another pandemic in a few years, I assume businesses will come up with new opening hours, making generic tag more confusing. Due to that, I propose we don't future-proof it: keep the covid19 suffix for the duration of the current pandemic, and remove it when businesses go back to normal operations. --HubMiner (talk) 13:10, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Most of the stores in US have special open hours reserved for people in special categories: usually people over certain age (60?), medical workers, police, firefighters, ambulance workers. General public is discouraged or disallowed during those hours. Example: I propose adding an example how to capture this:

  • opening_hours:covid19=08:00-21:00 on || 06:00-08:00 special "over 60, medics, emergency responders"

--HubMiner (talk) 13:34, 14 May 2020 (UTC)