Okay, time to lob a missile over the bow. Not sure where it will land and who exactly was responsible. But when I left work Saturday night I saw that the two main blocks downtown were cordoned off once again. Tables were set up and people were eating and drinking and having themselves a great time. A lot of folks.
In my quick scan I saw exactly one mask in the crowd of a hundred or so people. No social distancing, in fact people were downright extremely close to each other. I thought about taking a picture and then thought "Hey, you aren't the mask police, stay in your lane."
I drove to the bank and Grocery Outlet and decided to take another gander on my way back. Unfortunately, same deal. Packed together in front of Harry's like Bourbon Street. Saw two masks this time. I drove home.
Who thought this confab was a good idea and why exactly at this time? Covid 19 has affected our community in an exponential manner in the last two months. Is this sort of exercise really necessary?
I talked to a person whose business was open for a similar debacle last week. They required a mask for entry and a woman who wished to enter grabbed the mask and stomped on it, screaming epithets. Now one of their employees is unfortunately feeling ill and getting tested for the virus.
You have the freedom to do what you want. And you also have the right to even get sick if you choose to. But your actions may have consequences for other people, please don't forget that.
It is not the right time for this sort of event. Somebody is definitely asking for trouble here. And somebody told me it is booked though the end of the year. Really?