The Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA is on fire right now & has been for about an hour. The closest towns are under a "shelter-in-place" order, meaning to close & seal all doors & windows, bring pets inside, turn off air conditioners & vents. A co-worker of mine just sent an email raging about her child's daycare center. She showed up to pick him up and they refused to open the door, motioning toward a sign in the window that said they were following the shelter-in-place order. She said she stood out there with ash falling on her, screaming at them to open the door, and they didn't. So she's sitting in her car until the order is lifted and the daycare center will release her child.
I think that's great, although they probably should have called all parents to tell them not to come. The authorities are saying it's especially important for the elderly, people with breathing problems, and children, to stay sheltered inside. Imagine if they opened the door for every single parent to come in, and to go out, exposing those kids to whatever junk is blowing around in the air. My friend says when they let her child out, she's not going back to that place that is holding her child against her will. Your thoughts?