LVCI sums it up best - "Summer is Cancelled." Swimming pools in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are closed for the summer. So are most of this summer's activities, at least for now. I'm disappointed because I love watching high school hoops at Cedar Beach Park. But I really feel bad for the kids. Seniors have already been denied a prom and graduation, and because of the shutdown, it's hard for college students to find internships. This could spell trouble in our urban centers, where I can guarantee that kids will be mentored by troublemakers instead of responsible adults. All three mayors are themselves former teachers. They know this better than I.
Governor Tom Wolf has finally caved on real estate activities, including title insurance, but many small businesses are still shuttered. I like the way LVCI oputs it:
"Let the Coronavirus itself educate those foolish enough to disregard it's dangers. Government cannot change peoples' behaviors. Nor should government hamstring those of us who can act responsibly. Somehow government has taken it upon itself to try and save stupid people from themselves. I feel it has no such obligation. Let nature take it's course and allow the rest of us with common sense to get on with our lives in a prudent manner."