Here’s my take:
Avoiding each other, while we conduct our business and live our lives is having an effect as seen in these Arizona Department of Health Services charts.
When we can’t avoid each other by more than 6 feet, the masks keep our spit to ourselves. Wash or change your mask like you do your underthings. There are people who can’t wear masks. Their spit gets on surfaces or your face and mask. Grabbing at your mask transfers anything onto your hands and other stuff. This is why distance is the first line of defense. Mask is second line. Limit touching is third line. We ask you to stay on your own property if you’re sick so that there’s a chance that Defense lines 1-3 aren’t taxed as much while germs die on their own wherever they may land. If you are sick, check in with medicos. It could be anything affecting breathing. Maybe treatable lung cancer, for example.
If you simply can’t stand to help this way, please limit your gathering to any size group of the people that are going to be there for each other if any bug gets ahold of this group’s members. The government asks that you limit it to 10 or less. Don’t assume that all your members respect the guidelines. Finally, Do not be afraid. Be strong. Be aware. Be Cautious. Be Alert to possible changes in your environment. Maybe if we are consistent, we will even reduce exposures of other bugs out there now and future.
This is our humanity getting through this together. God bless you all, especially if you or someone that you care about is ill. Angel Juarez, State Adjutant, The American Legion, Department of Arizona. (Not a government agency.)