I hope you and your loved ones are safe. Today is May 4, 2020. My family has been “sheltering in place” for 53 days. There is a local ordinance that requires everyone to wear a mask in public spaces. It also limits gatherings to no more than 10 people. I’m told that these restrictions will be lifted by the middle of the month. Which raises the question, “Will it be safer in two weeks than it is today?”

Here’s a quick poll which asks some very basic questions about the doing of life on May 4, 2020. We will ask the same questions when the “shelter in place” order is lifted. The results are posted on our poll results page. Thank you.


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Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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