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The Iowa Standard asked its Facebook fans last week for their response to those Iowa Democrats who desire a shelter-in-place order be issued in the state.

We wanted to provide some of the responses:

“Our current recommendations are EXACTLY like a lot of states’ ‘shelter-in-place’ and those states are not using law enforcement to enforce it. Only businesses open are ‘essential.’ Anything that is, relates to or supports health care, heating/cooling/plumbing/electrical, communications, agriculture, transportation… That is what is open. Be proud that such a large percentage of Iowa’s workforce is engaged in occupations that are ESSENTIAL.” – Fritz Baier

“Tell them to STAY IN! It’s freaking funny that a few dem local people were posting a few days ago about going to Walmart, then the next day posting about how bad it is that the governor hasn’t ordered a stay in…SERIOUSLY!!!” – Richard Mills

“They can stay at home on their own, they don’t need an order to do so.” – Dillon Daughenbaugh

“They can stay home. I have a life and I’m not paranoid or panicked. I read real reports and don’t listen to the media propaganda.” – Christine Huff

“My employer is making non-essential employees report until the governor orders it. So it might not be about the common sense of the people but rather the employers.”

“The long-term effects of a shelter-in-place is literally incalculable. Yes, people’s lives must be first priority, but closing everything down when the state has so few cases comparatively is absurd and dangerous. People need to be kept working if at all possible. It really should be taken on a county by county basis.” – Robray Deangelo

“Stay home…surrender your rights…hand them over willingly…no problem!” – Johnny DeRaad

“It’s effectively the same, and neither can truly be enforced. Don’t ever rely on the government to save you. Do what you think is best for yourself and the people you love, and remember you can’t control other people’s behavior.” – Santiago Warner

“I am staying sheltered in place because I don’t want to get the virus but I don’t need the government to tell or force me to do it. When and if I got out, I will wear a mask and gloves to protect myself. It’s a simple thing to do and by taking precautions I don’t see why we shouldn’t go out, but with everything closed down, just where in the heck are you going to go?” – Larry Dunster Sr.

If you have thoughts you’d like to share about ANYTHING in terms of the COVID-19 crisis, feel free to share them. Send them to [email protected] and we’ll gladly publish them.

These can be lessons you hope are learned, concerns you have, reactions, anything!

Author: Jacob Hall