The Pandemic Rules Are Changing

And the timing couldn’t be better.

On a national level, and here in Maine the protocol we’ve been following (or not) is  loosening up. If you’ve been fully vaccinated it’s no longer required that you wear a mask when inside or outside.   It will be okay to gather in small groups, even if there are some unvaccinated people in those groups.

And here comes Sunny and 75. I know that Mainers find outside activity all four seasons of the year, but this time of year is ideal to get outside even if it is to do nothing. Letting the ‘honey-do’ list sit idle for a weekend sometimes is well worth it.

If we have learned anything in the past 14ish months, it might be that we need to take care of ourselves. Mostly staying away from people we don’t know, and if we are sick ourselves staying at home has proven to be important. Washing our hands so often is a good thing. Wearing a mask in certain situations is a good thing.  Next time I’m on an airplane, and that day is coming sooner rather than later, even if the Feds change the rules about mask wearing, I’m wearing a mask.  The number of people crammed into that small space, with only recycled air should always have been an alert.  Here is to hoping that people that have a cold, or a touch of the flu, but feel okay to go to work, don’t. And here is to continuing to clean work areas that are common to others that we adopted a year or so ago.

Look like we made it. But sadly, lots of people did not. So let us get back to normal, or as I’ve been suggesting get back to better, and not forget what we learned.

Sunny and 75. I’m off for my walk. Double secret, backwoods location not released. Solus is gold.

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