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COVID Rain Delay

May 13, 2021

I went to lunch today. That was unusual.

It was a business lunch. That was even more unusual.

It was inside, without masks. That was the most unusual.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) today updated their guidelines.

– If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.

– Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

So, my friend Dana has been vaccinated as have I. Could we really just go to a restaurant, (5 Star BBQ in Orem) sit down at a table and have lunch? It should have felt normal. It felt really odd.

I watched a Mariners game today. Being 1000 miles away, I’m too far to get to a home game, but if I could,

The Mariners are now offering full-capacity, non-socially distant seating options starting at $10 for fully vaccinated fans.

– www.

And I’ll bet you won’t have to wear masks in that section.

I love baseball, as many of you already know. It’s hard to play baseball in the rain. If it starts to rain, the game might be called off. Or, if the rain is just passing through, the game will be paused for a rain delay. The grounds crew puts a great big mask over the infield. The two teams socially distance and go to their respective dugouts.

After the rain passes, they take the mask off the infield, everyone runs back out and they resume the game right where they left off. If the batter had 2 strikes when the rain delay was called, he has two strikes when they resume.

It’s like the rain delay was suspended time. That’s what today felt like. The mask came off, the sun came out and the umpire yelled,


Stay safe

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