I’ve been extremely concerned about getting infected since the beginning and have been pretty careful about adhering to the principles outlined by the CDC to stay safe.
I go to work then home then repeat, unless I need groceries... then I feel I take my life into my hands when I go to the local grocery store.
Stop and Shop has ten aisles, but don’t leave empty aisles in between working ones, they use each aisle back to back with no empty aisle keeping people safe.
Ive talked to the head honcho at the store, you know... the guy upstairs behind the mirrored glass to ask them to do just that and each time I’m met with excuses for why they don’t.
The manager said, and I quote:
“well the registers are six feet apart!” to which I immediately replied “it’s not the registers that get covid, it’s the people who get it, and when the registers that are six feet apart handle the people in the lines right next to each other, the cashiers and customers are two, three, four, five feet apart which is a violation of the CDC guidelines and not safe at all.”
I added that it was “disrespectful towards their customers and dangerous for the cashiers and their at-home families to have such total disregard for CDC protocol.”
I’m not an infectious disease expert- I sell trees for a living, but I’m aware enough to realize that each and every time I go into this store, I feel safe until I get to the checkout lines- then I’m more nervous, and I caution others to be extremely conscious of this situation when they enter grocery stores. What can you do about it? I dunno, I try to choose a line with less density and then make it quick!
I guess in covid-times, you need to be your own infectious disease expert to keep from getting infected, and with all the death and misery around us right now, one cannot be too careful.
Here is great advice from CNN about socializing and staying safe: