Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, has rolling hills, oak-canopied roads, and lots of driving cars and trucks. A week of traveling in this sunny city in November 2020 concluded that all or most of the businesses are open and fully functioning, and people wear face masks inside stores, but not when they walk outside. In this regard, Tallahassee was very similar to Luisiana and Alabama.

I saw a store that went out of business due to the Pandemic; a store worker who scolded for 15 long minutes a young guy who did not wear a face mask (why didn’t he just exit the place is beneath me), and lots of happy kids playing and laughing every where. People were preparing themselves for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a buzz of joy was in the air where ever I went.



AJ Henry Park

GreenWise Market
An older store worker is scolding a young guy who does not wear a face mask, saying over and over again to him that “he needs to be careful”.
A long line of people waiting to enter Trader Joe’s.
“Earth fare” – a store that went out of business due to the pandemic



A very rare sight of a woman wearing her face mask also outdoors

AJ Henry Park