This was to be my last checking in as just about everything in Michigan is open or will open within the next week or so. Still no large gatherings, masks and physical distancing are to be observed but other than that pretty normal. But, as I watch the numbers go up and down I am not sure. Some states that opened before us or never really closed are going up in Covid-19 numbers such as Texas, Arizona, and Florida. I read about a second wave but I am just not sure this is it.
In the grocery store the other day very few people were wearing masks. The governor had said to keep wearing masks and physical distance but it seems as if what people heard was, “It’s over. Back to normal. No virus.” Also, watching restaurants using plastic or latex gloves concerns me. I watch a news story on restaurant safety procedures as restaurants are opening. The waitstaff, had gloves on, but delivered ketchup to a table and then turned around and grabbed two plates to deliver to another table. I wondered had the bottle been sanitized? Were the gloves now contaminated and how long until they were changed? This is why I stay home. Too many questions go through my head as I watch people.
So, I have not decided yet to end this. I figure we will come back around to a “Stay home. Stay safe.” time again in Michigan probably in the fall, hopefully not before that. Though I watch the crowds at the beaches and wonder if it may be sooner. Our tourist season, which is normally very large, is three to four weeks late in starting. Even this past weekend there were still parking places downtown in the middle of the day that were easy to find. By now most locals avoid downtown and head to other areas. Downtown in summer is for teens and tourists.
They sent out a survey from our school district asking for our opinions about what we think school should look like in the fall. I don’t know. It depends on where things are in the all. Little plastic walled cells sound like a terrible idea to me and I can see them lasting one day before the kids rip them and poke holes in them with pencils.
I think we just need to take the plan but know that it may have to change approach.