Ordered and Commanded

That is, a Shelter in Place order was just announced for my county: “ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CONTROL MEASURES RELATED CTO COVID-19, DIRECTING ALL RESIDENTS OF FULTON COUNTY TO SHELTER IN PLACE“.

Three-pager full of WHEREAS and THEREFORE, and positing a $1,000 fine / 12 months in jail per offense.

As expected, essential workers are exempted, as are those who care for those who cannot care for themselves (including pets). Trips to the grocery are fine, as are walks and bike rides, as long as the six-foot distance is respected.

This is functionally similar to how other communities have been instructed to behave.

It’s for the best. The less we go out and the longer we stay at home, the better the chance we will finish this bit. The data tells us that coming out too soon only invites additional uncertainty .. and more time at home .. or worse.

On the lighter side, CBS58 informs us Dr. Fauci gets his own commemorative bobblehead in support of the Million Mask Challenge. We are still pulling together.

Stay close. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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