This writing was supposed to be about Salem’s iconic Saturday Market and how to walk there from our neighborhood, while seeing interesting things on the way. Sadly enough, reality has caught up to us, with rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. Promoting such a public gathering did no longer seem appropriate.
Does this mean, we should all quiver in our basements? Far from it!
Independent of political leanings and personal opinions (no, browsing the internet makes no-one an expert), we can show solidarity with our neighbours by following the guidelines set by health experts while enjoying summer. With the above graphic, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) lists possible activities in order of risk. Let us look out for each other!