I’m a long time panicker. I remember being a tiny tot and hearing about the Beatles invading America. I thought there were killer bugs headed our way. That’s a true story and it was my first experience with panic. Panic really is not a good thing.

That being said, don’t panic does not mean go about your daily business as if nothing was happening. Don’t trivialize it. This whole coronavirus thing is not something to ignore. I’m so tired of hearing people talk about their great immune systems, their I never get sick attitudes, and their anger because such drastic measures are being taken.

I know it’s a tough time for restaurant and bar owners. I’ve seen almost every restaurant owner on facebook talk about how clean and healthy their staff is. How they are taking measures to keep the environment virus-free. But you can’t promise that all of your customers are healthy. And that’s why dining in is a chance that can’t be taken.

It’s a tough time for small business owners, parents, older people, etc. It’s a tough time for our country and for our world. Panic won’t help, but neither will complacency. Don’t panic, but do your part.

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