Hi Greg. Covid 19 is contagious.
The US exceeded 4 million cases today.
just, 2 weeks ago, US exceeded 3 million.
a 1 million increase in just 2 weeks.
true, contagiousness varies by state, by county, by town.
In IOWA, positive cases are rising per this graph the past 30 days:https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/#CurrentStatus
Plus Iowa's positivity rate is 9.3%. This is highhttps://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts
I don't know what county you are in. I would go by corona spread based on your county, then your town.
Hopefully, Iowa county health authorities have robust reporting.
I go by what medical science and health experts say. We see reporting by county and by town.
We know what is taking place in our town, neighboring towns, then our county.
In my county, Contra Costa, here in CA , the positivity rate is 8%. It is rising.
Contra Costa has 1.1 million people.
These metrics indicate Covid 19 is continuing to spread into the county population.
My wife, a school teacher , and I , understand the risks
involved with Covid 19 spread and do not want to catch it. Ever.
We take every precaution , have adapted, and will continue to do so.
Some of our neighbors take chances , have street parties, freely congregate, no masks , no precautions
from what we see of them outside. Thats their call what they do with family and friends.
We can almost determine risk assessment by individual on a scale of 10. My wife and I are 9.5/10.
We don't take chances. We have excellent quality of life.
I have high confidence in our medical facilities
and health care. I had hernia surgery at Kaiser, last Monday. With that experience fresh in mind, I am
more impressed by the precautions taken.