Escorting During Pandemic

Today, I went to the clinic escort for the second time after our activities were resumed.

Look at our cool new masks!

Now, we do not throw our vests back to the common pile; we take our vests home and bring them back for the next shift. I like it, because now I always have my XS size, and do not need to search for it in the bag! We can’t share food anymore, and we can’t take food from our supporters, but that’s OK.

Since we are in the Pride Week (although events are canceled), there were people in the Pride gear biking on the streets, and they were cheering us. Also, there was one funny episode. A couple passed by, looking attentively at us, antis, the doors of the clinic, and the folding sign, which is explaining the bubble zone. And then the man said: I get it now! You are the good guys! We cheered: you got it right! 

Most of the antis do not wear masks. Our shift leader asked the lady in the middle: I heard you said that your mother has cancer, and you are visiting her. Yet, you do not wear a mask… For which she replied: Oh, she does not wear a mask either! 

What can I say?!

2 thoughts on “Escorting During Pandemic

  1. There are a lot of Pride masks around, but that one is of escort colors – it matches the vests which escorts wear; colors may vary between different clinics. ut antis are unlikely to be excited by the rainbow colors :). In Illinois, we wear masks in public by the governor’s order, inside always, and outside when you can’t keep a six feet distance. As you can see in that picture, the lady is saying pretty close to the rest of the group.

    P.S. I just realize that you might not be familiar with the whole situation. Do you know about the clinic escorts and what we do?

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