On Monday, Philadelphia announced recommendations for closing down public gathering spaces to cut down on the spread of the coronavirus. While the beleaguered health care workers tending our ballooning COVID-19 caseload will be grateful, there is collateral damage. If you want a dose of beauty and color, check out your nail salon rather than art museums, which will be closed. If you want to go out to dinner, wear a parka and long underwear because it’s outdoors only. And if you want to exercise, forget the gym (it’s closed) and run up the Art Museum steps. You might leave a donation when you get to the top because many of their workers, like those at restaurants, bars, and gyms could use our support.
Editorial cartoons from this week include: