Friday, March 13, 2020


The setting in the second floor of the St. Louis Art Museum. The arched windows overlook the central great hall and you can see the one on the other side. The placard on the left of the pedestal shows the artwork that inspired the floral arrangement, in this case a white marble statue.

THE LOCAL SITUATION - we have one confirmed COVID-19 case in St. Louis, a student who just returned from Italy, and two in the State of Missouri. St. Louis City and County just banned all public gatherings of more than 1,000 people. (500 is safe?) We were to attend a big fundraising dinner and auction for an arts group tonight and it's off. The symphony is canceled for the weekend (we had tickets). Our small law office is open but our desks are all more than 2 meters apart. We are changing all client meetings to phone calls. There are contingency plans if most of us have to work from home. I'm getting all of us burner phones so we can call clients without having our personal phone numbers on Caller ID. Hoping for the best and preparing for trouble. 

PS: moments ago, St. Louis County prohibited gatherings of more than 250 people. St. Louis City and County are separate political entities but the City should follow along shortly.    

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Beautifully framed.

Here sports leagues are holding off the season, schools are out for three weeks, and there are some cases and a good number of people who are in self quarantine.