Readers who responded to last week’s online poll published by the Curry Coastal Pilot and Del Norte Triplicate indicated they are mostly on the fence or not comfortable about increased activity being allowed by governments as they begin to reopen the economy.
In California and Oregon, officials have set standards for moving to fewer restrictions and both Del Norte County and Curry County public health staff have recommended allowing more businesses to reopen with social distancing and other requirements.
The poll question on the two newspaper websites from June 5-17 was: “Many activity restrictions were put in place due to the COVID-19 virus. Are you comfortable with increased activity now being allowed?
A total of 516 readers responded on the Curry Coastal Pilot and Del Norte Triplicate websites, with similar results on each.
On the Pilot website, 47% said yes, while 43% said no, and 11% were unsure. On the Triplicate website, 45% said yes, 44% said no, and 11% were unsure. Overall 54% said no or were unsure and 46% said yes.
Every week a new question is posed to readers. This week’s question, now available on both newspaper websites, is: “Do you think it's important to wear a mask when entering indoor public spaces (because of COVID-19)?” Answer options are yes, no, or not sure.
The poll can be found by scrolling down on each newspaper’s website.
If you have a suggestion for a future question, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.