Coronavirus Diaries 3/20/20 Boredom Creeps In

As I walk down the ghostly streets of Downtown, I realize the newness of the situation is gone.  No longer am I amazed at the closings.  There is no excitement of a historical situation.  It is just boring.

 

A few more restaurants are open today than yesterday...it is the weekend.  Not all are making enough money to stay open.  When there current supply of food runs out, some may not reorder and just close.  As people run out of money, they will eat at home.  Some may even receive emergency food stamps.  

Speedway no longer lets you pour your own fountain drink, an employee with gloves has to.  I tried to get can dogfood for Aj but they are out.  They just got a truck in and someone bought it all.

It is a weekend but there is nothing to do.  No bars.  No sports.  No dining.  

We also have 9 cases in West Virginia.  No quick end in sight.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Tri-State Area
    Dear Mr. Alligator Jackson, One of your missions is holding people accountable whenever our community is at risk. This time is no different. I have it on good, reliable agency the Tri-State Transit Authority cares less about the health and safety of its workers or the community. Employees are being told routes will continue, AS IF NOTHING is happening. No routes will be stopped, under ANY circumstances. These employees are mostly older; because of the job description, every day brings the threat of being exposed to a novel coronavirus with a higher risk of infection causing death for older, immunocompromised people. Preventative measures, specifically any form of face mask, are banned for TTA workers. Jeff claims face masks and protective gear are “out of uniform”. Drivers attempting to wear forms of PPE are threatened with insubordination and suspension. Is risking one’s life while transporting people across the city, further risking the ENTIRE TTA ROUTE communities’ health and safety, is IN UNIFORM? The employees at TTA are just as vital to our community’s economic and human condition as medical workers. TTA employees are the heartbeat, the backbone even, of this region. Without them, many people lose their way to work, the store, or doctor. Do these workers not deserve the same right of protection as healthcare workers? Aren’t the people still going to work in stores, fast food, delivery, or postal services just as important to people getting through this? How is it okay for Jeff of TTA to threaten his employees with insubordination, suspension, and even job loss for wanting to DO THE RIGHT THING by protecting themselves AND OTHERS? Elderly people depend on TTA. Low-income (often children present now school is out) people depend on TTA. People with no license or vehicle depend on TTA. Why aren’t our drivers and TTA employees protected?? How is this okay?? This will only cause the cases to spread and rise even faster! How can a dollar be worth so much more than the potential infection and deaths of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people?? Anonymously your faithful friend and ally

    Dear Mr. Alligator Jackson,
    One of your missions is holding people accountable whenever our community is at risk. This time is no different. I have it on good, reliable agency the Tri-State Transit Authority cares less about the health and safety of its workers or the community. Employees are being told routes will continue, AS IF NOTHING is happening. No routes will be stopped, under ANY circumstances.

    These employees are mostly older; because of the job description, every day brings the threat of being exposed to a novel coronavirus with a higher risk of infection causing death for older, immunocompromised people. Preventative measures, specifically any form of face mask, are banned for TTA workers. Jeff claims face masks and protective gear are “out of uniform”. Drivers attempting to wear forms of PPE are threatened with insubordination and suspension.
    Is risking one’s life while transporting people across the city, further risking the ENTIRE TTA ROUTE communities’ health and safety, is IN UNIFORM?

    The employees at TTA are just as vital to our community’s economic and human condition as medical workers. TTA employees are the heartbeat, the backbone even, of this region. Without them, many people lose their way to work, the store, or doctor. Do these workers not deserve the same right of protection as healthcare workers? Aren’t the people still going to work in stores, fast food, delivery, or postal services just as important to people getting through this?

    How is it okay for Jeff of TTA to threaten his employees with insubordination, suspension, and even job loss for wanting to DO THE RIGHT THING by protecting themselves AND OTHERS? Elderly people depend on TTA. Low-income (often children present now school is out) people depend on TTA. People with no license or vehicle depend on TTA. Why aren’t our drivers and TTA employees protected?? How is this okay?? This will only cause the cases to spread and rise even faster!

    How can a dollar be worth so much more than the potential infection and deaths of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people??
    Anonymously your faithful friend and ally

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