Here in Fairfax County, located in Northern Virginia near the nation’s capital, restaurants have been seating people indoors for three months. Daycares and preschools are open. Private K–12 schools are running, too. There are restrictions in place, including a mask mandate and social-distancing rules, but we’re open, and waiters and cooks and child-care professionals are expected to go to work.
All this makes sense, not only because we’re half a year into the pandemic and can’t afford to keep everything shut down forever, but also because this part of the state never saw a second wave of COVID-19 cases. And …
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