When state and local orders on public safety no longer align, confusion is an expected outcome. And folks who have been itching for a "return to normal" might see this confusion as a convenient excuse to make individual decisions that risk everyone else's health. Even if you and I stay the course by adhering to safe public health practices, people we know and care about might not. And we must call in our people.
This mini-episode was inspired by a recent story in the Austin American-Statesman, "Austin parks crowded Saturday after statewide stay-at-home order lifted," and a CNN coverage of another Austin occurrence, "Park ranger was telling someone to social distance. Mid-speech, someone pushed him into a lake."
Austin listeners, please share this fantastic slide deck from Austin Parks Foundation on your Instagram and Twitter. Spread the word! Let's call in our people!
This bonus episode was recorded after a trip to HEB on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.