Five Things I Witnessed in Grand Junction Due to the Coronavirus
A number of changes have arisen in Grand Junction since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but they're not worth getting your feelings hurt over. Here are five "precautions" you'll witness around the valley.
Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic started making headlines, people began making adjustments to their day to day routines. In only follows that businesses and institutions would follow suit.
If you've visited a Grand Junction business or restaurant, you've undoubtedly witnessed changes to the services they normally offer. Earlier this morning I overheard a local business manager having a discussion with her corporate execs. Mandates were coming down involving precautions and proactive measures. Here are a few changes you'll encounter when doing business in Grand Junction.
Don't take it personally. As with the case I witnessed this morning, this is a directive from the company bigwigs. Cashiers cannot take cash or change directly from your hands, and won't hand it back to you. They are instructed to place money on the counter.
You'll notice some coffee shops and restaurants no longer have condiments placed out for customers to get themselves. If you want coffee creamers, ketchup, etc., you'll have to ask the clerk.
Please don't take this one personally. Again, the discussion I overheard this morning involved a corporate exec instructing a local restaurant manager that the door handles had to be disinfected every ten minutes.
This has been going on for a few weeks. Recently, the old "elbow bump" or the "knucks" have become perfectly acceptable forms of greeting one another.
This is certainly nothing to be taken personally. Last night, at a rehearsal with a 16-piece big band, we set up with five to six feet between each member of the band. Historically, this band would set up as tight as possible. In this case, the group took up an entire band room. Nothing personal, just a precaution.