“The Municipality is pursuing all enforcement options, including informing and educating businesses in violation of the Emergency Order as well as issuing fines and Stop Work Orders."
I want to keep a level head here but my heart bleeds for small businesses barely keeping afloat as it is. How do you feel about this move?
@Kevin Cross It's putting me in a weird position personally. Working from home indefinitely, but also being forced by the school district to use PPP Loans (due to loss of dependent care). Ironically, my wife works for the school district but they have not made clear this option will be available to her (likely they will not make it available). So, they stated in-school classes won't happen above a 40ish case/day threshold. Selfishly, I hope the Rt gets below 1 so daily caseloads will start declining. Also, not every employer qualifies for PPP so it'll be a lot worse for other working parents with regards to child care and schooling.
As far as businesses are concerned, they were given the green light in May and things got worse. Survival Mode for them is going to look a lot worse than it is for me (even as we prepare for a school year due to their (and many others) actions). I don't think it will outweigh the aggregate burden parents are going to bear this fall.
Rather than shut everything down, health experts could publish a public safety notice on responsible practices and let people make their own decisions. Also, why has there been NOTHING on diet and exercise to improve cardiovascular health?Are we just supposed to stay inside our homes, isolate and medicate? Seems counterproductive.
They've tried that too. See the ADN Opinion for the governor and Zink. They've said what they said multiple times before. The message gets weaker with every repetition. I do agree with your point that the real costs are not being accounted for and that the price being paid to save lives may be too steep. We're all being dealt a low hand, each person will play it the best they know how.