Most of us – especially retired senior tennis players – are probably feeling a real sense of “cabin fever” as this nation-wide shutdown drags on. Government entities, from Federal to State to County to City, are trying to deal with the balance between medical, economic, and social concerns.
We Are All Different
Recognizing that this is a huge country with a wide variety of local situations, I continue to feel there is an inequity here in Florida dealing with the ability to get outdoors and go to the beach or play tennis. So I just sent the following email message to my local Collier County Commissioner, Andy Solis…
“As governments all around the country are looking at the medical, economic, and physical devastation caused by the pandemic, it is time to consider what steps we can start to take to move forward.
“As an avid senior tennis player, I suggest Collier County consider opening the beaches and public parks – including the tennis courts. My community of Pelican Bay has shut down our tennis courts based solely on the fact that the county has closed theirs. Open the county and private communities will open theirs.
“The Governor’s original shut-down degree allowed some recreational activities, and later added golf. How are two people, 70 feet apart, on a tennis court more dangerous than four golfers, ten fishermen, or a store full of shoppers in the supermarket?
“We look forward to your positive action soon! Thanks.”
No matter which side of the issue you believe in, if you want to express your opinion as County Commissioners discuss “opening up opportunities” this week, here are the links to the two SW Florida County Commissioners email links (most of North Naples is covered in Andy Solis’ District 2).
P.S. Feel free to copy/paste any of my words above
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