With Elon Musk’s high-profile, economic and civil disobedience of Alameda County’s shutdown order for Tesla’s Fremont plant, will the high-profile precedent encourage other restricted businesses and non-retail entities to initiate similar actions? Will ordinary business owners and workers likewise peacefully insist on their right to earn a living and return to work?
Businesses and workers all recognize the potential threat of COVID-19 to public safety. However, the vast majority of citizens have not been affected or have recovered and are now immune. They are seeing their lives and dreams being decimated and not feeling “safer at home.” They are frustrated and becoming “desperate at home.” Californians are more than willing to practice healthy and humane “social distancing” and needed hygienic practices and policies in order to get back to work and see the economy churning again.
Please, give us our lives back!