If we are to re-open
Rural Iowans have done a tremendous job of social distancing and reacting to the requests of the state and federal governments when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus – or we’ve just been lucky.
Either way, the last few weeks, we have seen businesses that were technically shut down slowly re-open. Consumer reaction is mixed. Just more than half the people who answered a recent unscientific poll on our website said it’s too soon to open. About a quarter think Gov. Kim Reynolds is managing it the right way by slowly reopening in areas without much indicated virus activity. The other quarter thinks closing up shop was wrong.
Read the rest of On the Side in the May 21 Advance.