It was poor enough that we were in the middle of the worst pandemic of our lifetime, but we were also dealing with a hurricane.
The two of us were told that if you wore your mask, kept your distance, and stayed lake house as much as possible, then you were safe.
Our lake house was destroyed by the hurricane, and we had to go to a shelter. Few people were using masks. The two of us were herded in care about a bunch of critters. The a/c was faltering, and I doubted if they had an media air cleaner installed. If they did, it wasn’t working truly well since the a/c was nearly non-existent. There were many elderly people who were trying to keep their distance, but failing to maintain it. I donned the only mask I had left, and I found the box of disposable masks that kept in my overnight bag. I provided the people a mask and I went over to get them coffee. I guided through the mass of bodies so they were nearer the a/c air vents. The 1 person was having a hard time breathing because of the heat and humidity. With the little bit of airflow from the air vents, she was start to think a bit better. She told myself and others that she wished it would quit raining so she could outside for a short time. She needed fresh air. Two hours later, she got her wish. Although the streets looked care about small rivers, she was able to get outside and get some fresh air. It felt better than the a/c inside the shelter.