There is a great deal of anxiety regarding the economic impact of keeping businesses shut down. This is understandable for families struggling financially. The reality of reopening businesses is that safety precautions will not be adequately followed. The virus has not been controlled and people are still dying even with safety precautions in place. Until the virus is controlled reopening businesses will be dangerous. There may be an upswing in people dying and it will be impossible to return to the shutdown basis. This virus is not the flu that can be controlled by a vaccine. Although it is very painful the shutdown should continue through the summer. Unemployment benefits should continue. Businesses should be given loans that do not have to be repaid if they return to business with the employees laid off due to the shutdown.
Idea No. 2738