The Government Is Ditching Regulations in Response to Coronavirus, Maybe We Didn’t Need Them at All


MINOT, N.D. — A lot is going on right now, thanks to coronavirus.

The response to the COVID-19 outbreak has knocked us off our routines. The kids are home from school. Many of us aren’t going into the office. Everyone from the principal of your local school to the governor to the president of the United States is bombarding us with information.

It’s a lot to take in.

Here’s one thing to think about, if you find yourself with an idle moment.

A response the government has taken to this situation is to waive required compliance with certain regulations. The idea is that the needs of the moment trump the need for these rules.

Maybe, once we put coronavirus in the rearview mirror (we will, my friends, we will), we can review whether or not these rules should be reimplemented at all.

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