Opening Our Country
Reopening does not mean we all get to be close together again, as hard as that is we still need to take safety measures.
But “six feet is not a magical distance beyond which everything is safe the farther, the better.”
Similarly, the baseline measures that reduce the risk of spreading the virus aren’t all of a sudden unnecessary. You should still wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, use hand sanitizer on the go, avoid touching your face, wear a mask, and stay home if you’re sick but don’t require medical care.
Even as political leaders send different messages about the danger posed by the Coronavirus at any given time, it’s at least clear that this suite of precautions will remain important for a long time—probably until there’s a vaccine or enough people get infected by (and then recover from) the virus to achieve population immunity.