The first Chamber survey asked what the County Board of Supervisors should do with the mandatory mask mandate. A statistical split as you can see from the results below. This mirrors results from several national polls.
The second survey asked about attending a large crowd, in-person event.
Does this have an impact on your business? It does if you’re planning a sidewalk sale or other event, obviously. The answer is to plan accordingly.
Many people have become used to delivery/pickup options and will never go back to the “old way,” which is sad IMHO. Humans create communities, tribes, clans, or whatever you want to call it. Casual social encounters, like at the grocery store, help shape and build our community on a personal level. Even introverts need their limited amount of interpersonal, face-to-face interaction to survive.
The “new normal” preachers forget two of the basic concepts of a free society:
- We are in charge of our society. It's fragile as we've discovered. It's up to each and all of us to uphold what we've built.
- Because we are the builders, we must remember our actions that have consequences, whether good or bad.
As a society – a community – we can accept our situation and do nothing or we can do what needs to be done to strengthen and grow to become what we want to be.