What are people thinking up here in Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside? This morning, my husband and I drove by Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart and saw more cars in the parking lot than we’ve seen in weeks. We drove to get fuel at the Circle K across the street and people were in and out of the store – not adhering to any social distancing suggestions – touching the door handles with their bare hands, touching their faces, etc. I even saw one man cough into his hand and then open the door with that same hand.
We have had a few deliveries from local restaurants and mail carriers and not one single person was wearing a mask. With jobs that require breaking social distancing guidelines on a daily basis they should be required to wear masks and be fined for non-compliance. We had to put a sign on our door asking people to step back at least 10 feet after knocking and to wear a mask if possible due to blatant lack of anyone attempting to comply with any safety guidelines. Its ridiculous.
People appear to be getting complacent and this is a huge concern for us and should be a concern for everyone. The lack of adherence to the social distancing warnings and the lack of people wearing masks alone is very disturbing. I don’t understand why city governments haven’t taken action and mandated the use of face masks and enforced the social distancing guidelines.
We are not fear-mongers with negative attitude. But we do believe in staying safe and being smart about this pandemic. We would like to see others do the same for all our sakes.