I went to the Sebastopol Post Office today (didn’t want to go at all, but had to ship an package overnight to a friend in Maryland). The post office has doors with big brass pull handles that people have to grab in order to get in the building. As I sat in my car gathering the materials to be mailed, I witnessed a disheveled homeless man (who’s apparently living in the bushes right outside!) go up the steps, touch the railing, then the door pulls and go inside. Shortly after him, two women did the same thing. I waited for all of them to come out, then it was my turn…gulp.
I went up with a disinfectant wipe in hand, did not touch the railing, and used the hand with the wipe to pull open the door. All this door-pull touching is a risk that people shouldn’t have to take at this time of COVID-19 madness. Please, PLEASE Sebastopol Post Office – prop open these doors during business hours so that people do not have to touch them at all to come inside!