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Posted on March 20, 2020 at 12:57 PM by Julie Sutor
To help you understand what the Summit County public-health order means, here are some guidelines:
Please adhere to the spirit of this order, even if the specifics of every situation are not spelled out. If, for example, construction workers can do their jobs without being shoulder to shoulder or face to face, fine; but if their work keeps them in close quarters with each other, it’s best to figure out another option.
This virus is serious. It has killed thousands of people worldwide. Even if you are young and otherwise healthy and the virus doesn’t make you very sick, spreading it puts others in peril. This requires a community-wide approach.
We implore everyone to adhere to this guidance, and we ask that the honor system be employed. We have the authority to fine or even jail violators, but no one wants to see that happen.
We’re in this for the long haul. Best-case scenario, if we all are diligent and disciplined, we can short-circuit the spread of this virus in three weeks. But even a single breach can mean creating a new cluster of infected people, with the waves of spread rippling out throughout the community again and setting us back weeks or even months. It will be easy as the days and weeks pass to let down your guard or become lackadaisical with this guidance. Remain focused and use good judgment. This applies to each of us, including you. Don’t be that person!