Fun and safety at the county fair

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It’s that time of year. The 133rd Boonville-Oneida County Fair will be held on July 27-Aug. 1.

While many fairs are getting mostly back to normal this year, it’s a good opportunity for a reminder to be considerate of other fairgoers, in several aspects:

• COVID-19 is down, but it’s not out. A lot of people are acting like the pandemic is over, but remember, it’s not gone.

There’s still risk for the virus to circulate if people aren’t careful.

Wash your hands. Cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough. And, most importantly, if you’re sick, stay home. Even if it’s not COVID-19, be considerate and don’t spread your illness at the fair.

• Be considerate. Let’s face it, after COVID, we’re all out of practice when it comes to interacting with other people in large groups.

Take crowds and lines and add heat and people can get cranky fast. Some people may need to brush up on their manners.

The fair should be a place of fun. Don’t ruin your day or someone else’s by getting worked out about some trivial incident.

Stay safe. Be respectful. Have fun. We’ll see you out there.

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