On a sad note, I had four friends lose parents last week alone. Three died of COVID-19. It’s unbelievable. I recently made the decision to allow the NAHREP staff to work from home for the remainder of the year. We are lucky because not everyone has a job that can be done from home and I understand why some of the people out of work are questioning the closure policies. The fact is nobody knows everything about this disease.
That said, I would rather allow my staff to work from home, and be wrong, than require them to come in and be wrong. I would rather everyone wear a mask, and be wrong, than not wear a mask and be wrong. I would rather be safe for everyone around me, and be wrong, than not be safe and be wrong. To err on the side of safety, in the face of a life-threatening infectious disease, is a no-brainer for me. Stay healthy, everything else can be replaced.