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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:17 pm 
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Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:10 pm
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Location: Alto Vista, Aruba
arubajoey wrote:
The adventurous Mrs. AJ and I spent a morning and drove from the Lighthouse to the Natural Bridge. As we drove 85% of the "local" people did not have a mask on. Anyone working in a store wore one. I think I also noted on another thread that on Saturday and Sunday on the local beach between the Phoenix and RUI loaded with locals and I didn't really see any masks

Unfortunately, many think "outdoors" equals "safe", and while it's safeR, it doesn't mean that if you're outdoors you can gather in big groups and hug each other. Obviously, because my wife and I are around it every day, we see it much more often, and it definitely seems that many/most locals are looking like they're obeying the rules when they HAVE to, and not because they believe in it. I talked with a waiter yesterday morning, in fact, who felt that face masks weren't _really_ needed in Aruba, because the heat stops the infection from being serious. :shrug:

If, as has been reported, workers in the hotels and tourist-facing industries are getting tested and re-tested regularly, that's great. But I am personally convinced that it's still a tinderbox just waiting for a bad sneeze to set things off. I hope I am proven wrong.

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