WORD ON THE STREET is looking for story ideas and suggestions as to how we, the greater Marquette community, can get through this crisis which presents us with serious health and economic implications.
Practical ideas, large and small. Is there something we as a community can be doing (without, of course, gathering as a group)? What to do about the children who won’t be going to school? What to do about workers who will be laid off or can’t go to work because they have children at home? What to do about businesses that will be suffering? What to do about our hospitals if they become overcrowded, and what to do if our health care workers become sick?
No need to gripe about the federal government here (okay, you can call your congressman). Let’s hope and pray that they sense the urgency and start taking action.
And yes, we know (as of Friday morning) that there are no diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in our region, but there will be, according to our medical professionals. Let’s take them at their word.
This thing’s gonna be with us for at least weeks, very possibly months.
So again, is there anything that we, in some organized and cooperative fashion, can and should be doing to minimize the spread here, and equally, to relieve the economic suffering that many will be facing in the days and weeks ahead?
Please send us your suggestions on Facebook or at the WOTS site.