Jim Brainard’s lack of leadership by participating in a bar scene in Carmel without a mask and within 6 feet of many people means that we have to restart the process of teaching people to be responsible. Brainard’s recklessness encourages others to not follow proper procedures and only delays the resumption of a healthy economy.
Hopefully, the Hamilton County Board of Health will reevaluate its passive position, take appropriate actions and apply a swift penalty to stop this irresponsibility. The inaction of Brainard to demand the patrons, employees and himself to social distance and wear a mask exemplifies his conscious disregard for human life and the economy.
Brian Shapiro, Carmel, owner of Shapiro’s Delicatessen