Precautions against coronavirus

Yesterday I had to go to the local Straub Clinic. Those folks are taking serious precautions. Ordinarily there’s an automatic sliding door which opens when you get close to it. Not now. Now there are memos taped to each side of the door listing the coronavirus symptoms. In order to get in you have to speak to the front desk through an intercom box on the wall. The receptionist asks you to read that list and then asks if you have any of those symptoms; then you’re asked whether you’ve traveled recently. Once you answer those questions you’re asked why you’re there — appointment, blood draw, whatever. Only then will they release the automatic door and let it open for you.

If that doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will.

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