RE: Orwellian, Sept. 3.
Doreen Henschel seems to be having difficulty understanding the concept of contact tracing in the regard that it protects her and those around her.
If a person tests positive for COVID-19, the public health department will ask where that person has been recently. Perhaps it would have been on the patio, at the next table, on that very hot day, right next to the Henschels.
Doreen would receive a call from public health (not from the bar) that would inform her that she was exposed to a positive case. Then Doreen could get tested herself, protecting all of those around her.
It’s how we all look after one another in a civilized society.