A Richmond News reader has questions over the COVID-19 safety of customers at his Steveston coffee shop

Dear Editor,

 I am an 80-year-old with a very compromised immune system and there are only two restaurants in Steveston that have taken table distancing and barrier construction steps that make me feel comfortable enough to enjoy meals there – especially considering the recent spike in Omicron cases.

But as I walk by the coffee shop that used to be our favourite place to relax and chat with people, I see it totally filled with unmasked young people sitting extremely close to one another at tables that are not adequately distanced from each other.

I can only wonder what they don’t understand about the reasons why there are such high rates of Covid infections in their age groups.

I guess they have no interest in accessing on their ubiquitous laptops and smartphones the government websites that have graphs and statistics related to such things – maybe because they…

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