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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, June 27, 2020, 11:56 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

In Washington, they look at the two week daily average to advance stages. About 3 weeks ago our county had 16 new cases per 100,000 so we moved to stage 2. Beaches were opened, barbers, nail salons, dining at restaurants at 50%, retail at 30% occupancy, group activities limited to 5 people. Today we now have 36 cases per 100,000. We have slightly more than doubled our new cases in just over two weeks. Tomorrow masks are required for everybody unless at home or out of the house with only family members around. We are likely to have to move back to stage one. Many other areas in the states have allowed more and are doing much worse than we are. As of this evening Houston has no ICU beds. Texas, Florida and California have set records for daily new cases all week. They were much more liberal in reopening than Washington state. I hope you have better luck than we are having. This does not seem to be going away any time soon.


Gracias, Tim. We expect tourists will bring the virus with them, but if the hotel workers protect themselves and in turn teach their families the sanitary protective methods they are learning at work, we should see a minimal negative impact.

Our weakest link is currently the public transportation system that so many people use.

It's very relevant to me that you say that about the public transportation system.
For the almost 5 months I was there from mid January to not quite mid June, and of course Covid Time for most of that, the one part of my not quite daily life where I felt most at risk is when I would take the colectivo from downtown or a taxi from Mega or Bodega back up to top of Madera.
Since I was usually carrying either a small or a large shopping walking up the hill wasn't really an option.
I think I had a mask on every time I hopped on to a combi and taxi.
But I would notice many did not.
And of course being in a confined space.
And yes- I am a "breather", a deep breather.
It's my way of dealing with the stresses of life.
So far, so good...but...occasionally anxious and stressful mini-moments...
Stay safe
Be well


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