Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp
About Dealing with Unusual Times
By BOB PALMER
Jimplecute News Editor
SHREVEPORT – Lake O’ the Pines resident Mickey Johnson sat in the parking lot of a doctor’s clinic when contacted by the Jimplecute Wednesday.
“They won’t let me in,” Johnson said. She explained her husband was inside for an EKG test. “I’m having to wait in a hot car.”
The COVID-19 precautions at the King’s Road facility went even further.
“I had to have my temperature taken to just to use the restroom that was by the door,” Johnson revealed.
“I’m educating myself on the virus,” Johnson said. “But I am not taking a lot of precautions. When I go out I try to keep my distance. But that’s not anything new.”
She said she understood that the severe threat was because the population doesn’t have a buildup of immunity.
Johnson said she is not doing a lot of “fun” things, but is “playing it by ear.”
She expressed sympathy with what the business community faces.
One part of the social distancing exercise has been particularly painful for Johnson.
“When I do go out, my daughter won’t let me take my grandchildren with me,” Johnson said. “She has asthma and I understand.”
Johnson takes one more step.
“I am just praying and trusting in God,” she said.
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