Hi Erin and forum community,
I realize "re-opening" is inevitable. However, I am a person at higher risk: 65 years old; recently diagnosed with CLL, a blood cancer and therefore immune deficient; and taking medication for hypertension. I have been sheltering in place here in New Hampshire at the advice of my oncologist since March 27th. Up to that point and for the last several years, I have worked as a baker in a grocery store. I've already drawn up a "risks/hazards versus potential accommodations" matrix to assess my future in that job, and right now it is not looking encouraging. Additionally, like everyone else, regardless of what I may or may not do for work in the future, I really need an actual life that allows me to meet minimum requirements for physical and emotional health. In your now-sentinel post about risks, you qualified your insights with a generic higher-risk warning. My probably obvious question is: what do I do now? Can you create a version of your iconic post to address the substantial community of people in situations similar to mine? Thank you for helping us through this pandemic.