I don't get it. Why so many educated Curry Country citizens don't understand the dangers of COVID-19. Know this - IT KILLS PEOPLE, hundreds of thousands in the U.S. alone. And in Curry County, an average of 5.7 citizen's a day have had a confirmed case since December 1.
I am a frequent visitor to County Commissioner's meetings but have decided that they aren't safe for me, at least until I get the vaccine. Last Wednesday (12/23), I was the first to arrive so that I could guarantee a seat with social distancing and yet near the door for ventilation. As the room filled a First Amendment Rights restaurant owner stood right next to my chair to fill out a speaker's form.
She had a mask on, but she was basically breathing right over me. I asked her to please social distance and someone from public safety told her that she could stand next to him. In her speech, she wanted her rights to open her business. I thought, that's not a restaurant that I would want to go in. Not on my life. If she was so lax about practicing precautionary steps in a public meeting, why would I think she would require her employees and customers to do so during this time when our county, by our own actions, has reached the EXTREME RISK category.
People were wearing masks that don't cover their noses. Others kept touching their masks getting whatever virus that might have been captured on the mask on their hand and then touching the lectern, mic, etc.
Others took off their masks to speak, leaving their droplets hanging around the lectern for the next speaker to gather in. Many late arrivers stood outside the room not practicing social distancing and nothing was done or said about it.