Every morning I take about a 3 mile walk around the neighborhood with our seven year old female Samoyed, Kara. Over the last week or so we have seen both the auto and foot traffic dwindle. This morning, for example, I only saw three cars and no joggers on our walk. There were very few pedestrians walking, just a few people walking their dogs.
The one thing I did see was a city work crew doing non-emergency work on some of the trees in the neighborhood. They were not observing “social distancing” and, indeed, blocked both the street and the sidewalk so we needed to walk across nearby lawns to maintain the appropriate distance ourselves.
As you can see Gov. Pritkzer continues to give daily press conferences, not not observing “social distancing”. Note, too, that the sign language interpreter repeatedly touched his face. Can he stop short of touching his face without changing the meaning? I don’t know. My point here is not a “gotcha” or claiming hypocrisy but more to point out that what is being advised is difficult.
If city and state employees including the governor himself won’t take the directives the governor has issued seriously, why should Illinoisans more generally?