Letters: Leave some for others; Tri-County made the right call; Mountain towns need space (3/27/20)

Leave some for others

People need to stop stockpiling groceries, because if one orders from a local grocery store online, it often takes at least three days to get your order filled, and then you often only get half your original order. My wife and I are both elderly, and I have a serious underlying health condition.

People have been nice enough to shop for us some of the time, but still, there is often no chicken, meat or eggs. Also, only one or two people per family should be grocery shopping, because each person who has the coronavirus can possibly infect more than 200 people indirectly.

It’s nice that certain stores have “senior” hours, but if you are elderly or sick, you should not be shopping in the stores at all. So, people need to stop being so selfish and thoughtless.

Robert H. Moulton III, Commerce City

Tri-County made the right call

Re: “Lawmakers: Douglas Co. should cut ties,” March 26 news story

As a former executive director at Tri-County Health Department, I want to commend the department for its action to issue a stay-at-home order for the residents of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Gov. Jared Polis has now issued a similar order for all of Colorado that further validates Tri-County’s action.

Contrary to the dissent registered from Douglas County legislators and commissioners, the directive is intended to protect all residents, not deny them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.