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Today's Key Question:
An editorial from the Washington Examiner (see below) presents a very solid case that the way certain states are enforcing their lockdowns, is giving communities of faith the status of second class citizenship. Does it seem that way to you?
"Reopenings, Resistance, and PPP Loans: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus"
* Since the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. was confirmed in February of this year, restaurants and food businesses around the country have been affected in various ways. As the virus continues to spread, we’ve asked food industry workers from coast to coast to send us notes about what they're seeing in their communities and how their businesses are being affected.
"Could Virtual Camp Be The Answer For Working Parents This Summer?"
* Indeed, working parents everywhere are struggling to figure out what in the world they will do with kids for the summer if camps are closed but their work has resumed. Even if traditional camp options open up, most camps are play based – kids running, laughing, playing….together, not six feet apart. Let’s face it, for kids in particular, the words “social” and “distant” don’t really go together, and with the public health stakes as high as they are many parents may not feel comfortable sending their kids to traditional summer camp type activities even if they are available. So virtual camp may just become the new reality - at least this summer.
"Young Americans Don’t Need College During a Crisis"
From James Martin Center:
* At the end of the day, employers will feel much more compelled to hire people who have put their time to good use during the lockdown by working instead of simply waiting or getting deeper in the red for a degree that might not make a huge difference.
"'The craziest year I've ever seen': The inside story of an NBA season derailed by controversy, a tragic death, and a pandemic"
From Business Insider:
* Top players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Stephen Curry are leading a group focused on finding a way back to the court, Yahoo reported earlier this month. According to ESPN, teams expect the NBA to deliver instructions n June on how to get players back into markets and practice facilities.
“In church closings, Minnesota's governor undermined his own authority, invited defiance”
From Washington Examiner:
* Already, malls and some other retailers are permitted to operate at up to 50% of their normal capacity. Walz also announced last week that bars, restaurants, salons, and other such businesses may reopen at reduced capacity starting June 1. Yet no provision has been made in any of these new rules to allow resumption of public worship. Even in June, the current rules will remain in place that no more than 10 people may gather at once for religious services — a ridiculous restriction, given the presence of massive cathedrals that seat thousands.”
* Governors such as Walz, Gretchen Whitmer, and others might believe themselves clever for imposing draconian rules against perfectly safe activities that are unlikely to spread disease. But they only generate contempt for their own authority when they impose bans on gardening, fishing, and attending churches kept two-thirds empty to make plenty of space for social distancing.
This goes double if, as in Walz’s case, they happen to be opening up bars and restaurants at the same time as they keep churches closed. How long do they expect communities of faith to accept second-class citizenship?”
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