We just arrived at Destin for a few days. Went to get a takeout pizza from local restaurant. I was completely shocked by the scene I saw. It’s as though COVID does not exist.
The restaurant has outdoor seating in a large tent – at which tables are packed back to back.
When I went indoors to get the pizza – the wait staff were wearing masks – but all the patrons were sitting right next to each other with ZERO attempts at seemingly reducing indoor capacity or proximity.
No patrons – indoors or outdoors were wearing masks.
Add to that I can see multi family houses rented out with 5 or 6 cars in the driveway – clearly there is no social distancing within these houses.
It’s like I travelled back in time to 2019. However with such a large percentage of vacationers from out of state – the Okaloosa county stats may not spike – but this could be the root cause for many new infections.
We had planned to eat mainly at our rental. We will definitely do that – especially if we don’t find any restaurants establishing basic protections.
A total shock! if this is going on across Florida it’s no wonder they are leading the nation in daily cases.