The county where I live finally caved to pressure and closed the beaches on Sunday. It went from about 80-82 degrees up to 85-87 shortly afterward, so maybe curling up next to a nice air conditioner might be the better option anyway. Our county set up one of those drive-thru testing centers in the parking lot of the local hospital, which is kind of clever in its simplicity. Out of the 500+ tests done, we have a grand total of one positive result (travel-related). They closed the beaches using the excuse of forbidding crowds, but every supermarket I visit has a lot more than 50 people in it. The population density of locals in the supermarket is much greater than those who were on the beach, and at the beach we have much greater ability to 'spread out' voluntarily. But hey, this stuff can't be perfect. I'm actually rather impressed by how well most of the people here are reacting to all the inconveniences. I'm glad my work has not been interrupted (or just stopped entirely), so putting up with a few inconveniences is the least I can do to help smooth a lousy situation. It's just that my part of the world is famous for impatient, demanding, older people who act like spoiled children if things are not done absolutely to their wishes. I can say I have seen very little of that attitude in public places in the past few weeks, which is a really good thing, since pitching a Karen fit isn't helping the situation at all.