A Community Website by Lopez Island
Started by Dean Hoshizaki
Sep 10, 2020
6 Lopezians or 1 mainlander
Sep 10, 2020
If the per capita infection rate

- in San Juan Co is about 1-600
- in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, or King Co is about 1-100.

Then your risk factor from one mainlander is about the same as from 6 Lopezians.

So it is great for the mainlanders to say, "hey let's hang out" since their risk from you is about 1/6th as much as their neighbor, but your risk factor is 6X more than your neighbor

Another way to look at it is, you could hang out with 6 Lopezians or one mainlander and have the same risk factor.

I have had dozens of offers for dinners etc from mainlanders all of which I decline and always struggle to give reasons why and apologize while being thankful for the offer.

YMMV (your mileage may vary)
Comment by Mike Colyar
Sep 10, 2020
And even more to the point, please stop having family from off island come to visit you. And the obvious corollary, stop social visiting off island.

Your family from somewhere else does NOT qualify as immediate family from an epidemiology standpoint. They don't live with you and share your likelihood of infection. Yet.

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