We are all in the same risk pool for contracting COVID-19. Missouri is only one of seven states to NOT have state mandated closures or bans on public gatherings. St. Louis and St. Louis County, where I live, have put these measures in place. Businesses are closed. We are staying at home. But in smaller communities, life goes on.
I am demanding that you make a statement to close all restaurants and bars, limiting business to “to go” orders for all of Missouri. Gatherings of 10 people or less, and social distancing of 6 feet.
Small business owners must be compensated for the loss of business and their employees must be taken care of monetarily. And fast. They are the life blood of our communities.
It is our American duty to anything in our power to flatten the curve. We must prevent our state and nation to become inundated with this deadly virus. But we ALL must do this together. There are easy things we can do. To do less than this is irresponsible, reckless, criminally negligent, and morally bankrupt.