Novel coronavirus does not know how to count. It spreads from one person to another who are close to each other.

We need a shelter-in-place order now, not a ban on gatherings of more than 10. More than one person within six feet of each other is a crowd. This is not the time for neighbors, extended families and friends to have small gatherings.

Every member of only the immediate family should stay home. Stop the spread.

Bharani Srinivasan, M.D., Sandy