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      From The Desk Of Commissioner Robert S. Weinroth

         Over the past few                               the future. Being jammed into a bus or train is going to be a   maintaining a germ free environment.
      months, we’ve come to                              disquieting prospect for many after the rampant transmission      Likewise, airlines, which have been notorious for
      realize  how our  lives  can                       of the virus linked to those modes of transpiration.   squeezing as many seats as possible into the flight cabin will
      be impacted by what occurs                            Attendance at venues with a large number of people (e.g.,   now be confronted with the need to ensure adequate spacing
      half way around the world.                         theatres, stadiums, amusement parks and convention halls)   between passengers.
      The heretofore little known                        will need to be reengineered to address people’s desire for      Even cruise lines will have a Herculean task of attracting
      city of Wuhan China (capital                       greater social distancing.                        passengers back to their decks. The prospect of being denied
      city of Hubei Province), will                         Shopping is also an activity that was already seeing a   permission to disembark due to an onboard virus outbreak
      be forever linked with the                         migration from in store to online purchases. The pandemic   will cause many to avoid cruising until they can demonstrate
      misery caused by the global                        has only accelerated this move. The recent announced demise   a record of safety.
      COVID-19 pandemic.                                 of several national retailers will likely be but the beginning      Much has been written about the disruptive force
         With our daily routines                         of a continuing line of store closings and consolidations.  autonomous vehicles will be when they predominate the
      shattered by multiple orders to self-isolate and suspend      Another industry that will need to address health and   roadways. However, the disruptive power of the experience
      non-essential activities, we have adjusted to what can only   safety is hospitality. From the recreational amenities to   we have endured during the current pandemic will likely
      be termed the “new normal” as we slowly resume activities   the rooms, hotels will need to address concerns about   have far greater long-term impacts on our society. 
      while incorporating new safeguards to protect our health.
         The real question is what impacts this episode will have
      on our lives.
         Near term, the economic disruptions caused by putting the              Want Results Now?
      economy on pause will continue to reverberate as people who
      had been living on the edge (paying their bills but lacking a          • Drug Free • Surgery Free • Pain Free
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      the economy by the federal government to forestall economic
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      economic growth.
         Our social services network has been pressed to the                                                     with first appointment
      breaking point. Hospitals were unprepared for the onslaught
      of patients (lacking adequate personal protection equipment,   Medicare, auto, workMan’s coMp  and Most Major insurance accepted
      respirators, staff and rooms). The state unemployment
      compensation program was ill equipped to deal with          AdvAnced PhysicAl TherAPy AssociATes
      the unprecedented influx of new claims even with the
      supplemental funding provided by the federal government.
         Food insecurity, already an issue within our county, has
      become more critical. Were it not for the helping hands of our
      nonprofit agencies, the urgent needs of our residents could
      not be answered.
         A future tsunami of mortgage foreclosures and evictions
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