As we are told by doctors and scientists, a couple of ways we know to slow the spread of the virus are “social distancing”: staying 6 feet away from other people, and wearing face masks when this is not possible. Although stay-at-orders have been lifted, we are still urged by local officials to maintain social distance. We are also still required to wear masks in public places, including outdoors.
This requirement is being enforced as some restaurants have been closed and fines are being issued. You can read more about that here: Local News Story: Masks Required However, there has been (and continues to be) reluctance by some to follow to the rules and guidelines.
You can read more about that here: South Pointe Park What’s a COVIDIOT? Masks become a flash point for protests and fights as businesses, beaches, and parks reopen Review these materials and any recent news stories you find in your own research.
After doing so, answer the following in a short essay (about 250 words): How have you been affected by the rules and guidelines related to coronavirus? (stay-at-home orders, curfews, masks, etc.) Have you suffered any hardships?
Discuss. Do you believe that you have a moral obligation to follow the rules and guidelines? Why or why not? If so, what do you think will need to be achieved before this obligation is lifted? If not, what would have to happen for you to change your mind?