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OPINION

Letter: Citizens deserve a clearer plan on coronavirus

Staff Writer
The Examiner

Terri Dye, Blue Springs

To the editor:

I would like to respond to Don McNulty’s letter of Aug. 4t, “Does the government have clear goals on coronavirus?” Mr. McNulty’s letter hit the nail on the head regarding the goal for those of us in Jackson County and the entire state of Missouri. This is what the citizens are so frustrated and stressed out about. We have no timeline for anything. I’m not asking for a time frame – just a timeline.

Our local city leaders say everything is indefinite. We are out here aimlessly treading water waiting for some guidance and answers. I know they don’t have all the answers, but at least when the city leaders previously set dates for the phased reopening, we had something to look forward to. Now we don’t have a clue what’s going on, and we are at their mercy. If they would at least set some dates to re-evaluate the current situation, I think it would ease our frustration. For example, set a date of Oct. 1 and evaluate whether we could move to the next phase with allowing restaurants and other businesses a higher capacity.

Despite the mask mandate the COVID numbers are not going down, which means it’s probably never going away, and we are just going to have to learn to live with it just like we do other illnesses. So, my final thought on everything is … Where Are We AT?