An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society
SCHOOL DAYS, GOOD OLD GOLDEN RULE
If a reader lives somewhere other than the City of Tucson, in
Pima County, Arizona, the conditions that prevail in your community as
regards local and state mandates relating to which business will or will not
open, business hours, face masks, social distancing, etc., differ widely
from one jurisdiction to another.
For example, according to the Arizona Department of Health
Services, there were 138,523 cases of the COVID -19 pandemic reported
statewide last week, 13,058 of which were reported to be affecting those of
us in Pima County.
Both City and County require face masks and I have taken note
of the spaces, even chairs arranged to accommodate customers and patients in
doctor's offices. Many places have areas where the new thermometers are used
to scan people's temperatures at entrances.
More than 117,000 persons in Pima Count have been tested by
various agencies. This is "way too few, but the effort is slowly
There is one area of paramount concern where confusion reigns:
Deciding how to treat with students. The president has one idea, the
governor another and each institution of higher learning espousing a
spectrum of solutions.
We need to oppose sending any student to an environment that is
unsafe; Not until this scourge of the pandemic is quelled.
In this age of computers, it is the responsibility of we
taxpayers to provide virtual classes for our students and parents to provide
whatever it takes to achieve this goal.
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition.