It has been interesting to watch some businesses dig their own graves. BC never really had any 'lockdowns' but a lot of businesses went full on into it anyways. Then when things opened up back to 80%, these same businesses have all sorts of insane rules above what the health officials recommend.In a small midwestern town, in a state that has very strict lockdowns. A gym is open with a large flashing, CLOSED sign on the outside.
No masks required in the gym. Each person gets a spray bottle and a fresh towel to wipe down stuff after use. They did have a lawyer write up a multi-page waiver that must be signed.
In places where no one has died in that county, nor in the surrounding counties from Covid, local police dont care. Businesses are making deals with the police to live and let live.
On the flip side in that same small town, some places are putting up even more strict measures than the state already has. Which put themselves out of business as nobody has time for that. One store had a limit of 3 people inside at a time, could only stay 15 minutes. Dont touch anything you dont want to buy.
Economics 101 on display. Incentives, decisions, concern for customer preferences.
Part of me wants to slap them back to their senses, but the other part of me just thinks that a better suited entrepreneur will fill their vacancy in short order.