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Eating out tops list of what people want to do when quarantine ends

By Staff, 04/23/20 1:20 PM

PRESCOTT – There is talk about things being able to return to normal, somewhat, in the near future.

Area residents were asked what the first thing they plan to do once restrictions are lifted. Most said the first thing they want to do is go out to eat.

Stacy Jester, owner of the Chicken Den, said she’ll go out to breakfast when this is over.

Dianne Wolfe, with the Nevada County Extension Office, has a list of things she wants to do. Oddly enough, going back to the office to work is at the top of her list. “This is a weird situation,” she said. She also wants to go to stores unrestricted, go out to eat and just be able to go where she wants.¬† “The thing I’m most¬† looking forward to, though, is getting my hair cut.”

Fred Harris has a different idea. For him, the priority is going to see his grandchildren. Prior to the lock down he was able to see them on a weekly basis, but hasn’t been able to visit for six weeks. “That’s my first stop. I miss them.”

Nevada County Judge Mark Glass wants to watch his children play baseball this summer. He said he’d also like to go to a restaurant and go back to church as he misses it. “This has interrupted all our lives and affected what we do.”

Mary Godwin, executive director of the Prescott-Nevada County Economic Development Office, is looking forward to going camping with her family at White Oak. This was in the works before everyone was placed under quarantine.

Tammie Rose, community development director, wants to go eat at a Mexican restaurant. She said a pedicure is also needed, and seeing her granddaughter is a given. “This is bad, I miss the little things.”

Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver wants to be able to eat at a restaurant.

Debbie Henderson, administrator of the Nevada County Health Unit, is also looking forward to eating out without worrying about who’s sitting next to her. She also wants to be able to travel and see things, just be out and about.

Prescott Police Chief Joey Beavers said when the quarantine ends, he’ll be looking for the biggest steak he can find at a restaurant.

Judy Duke, curator of the Nevada County Depot and Museum, is also looking forward to going out to eat, but shopping for clothes is also high on her list.

Lewis Jackson, former mayor of Rosston, said he’s looking forward to going back to church. He said he hasn’t been restricted much by the virus shutdown, but has been hanging out and working in his wood shop.