As we enter Phase 2 of the re-Open Saskatchewan plan it is tempting to compare how we are doing to other jurisdictions. And, as we seem to be taking a measured approach, others are wrestling with some challenges that will not have to contend with. And it might even be something we can use a marketing tool.
Saskatchewan – with a large land mass and small population – has a natural advantage in social distancing. Densely populated cities – the ones that promote bicycling – are at the opposite end of the equation in pandemic.
In downtown Toronto they are figuring out how they will get people back to the office. With elevators restricted to two or three at a time, it will take all day to get everyone to the top floors of major office towers. They get there to start leaving. Just lining up to ride an elevator with six feet of clearance will be a challenge.
It might be time for us to mount a campaign aimed at attracting businesses to this province where we can still spread out and actually get to work.