We may disagree on how effective we think steps we’ve been mandated or have been requested to take will be to try to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, but I suspect most would agree that it is in our best interest to do what we can to try to bring the skyrocketing number of virus cases in Ohio under control. I’ve been surprised at the relatively few challenges that have been filed over covid19 related mandates issued by governors and health officials around the country. One reason may be that being considered on the wrong side of an effort to control a health pandemic is a bad place to be right now. An ordinance passed Monday by the city council in Akron will though I think have conservatives and civil libertarians there feeling at least a little queasy. For the next 30 days, the ordinance says gatherings inside homes in Akron must be limited to family members and no more than 6 guests who are not members of that family. Those over the age of 10, who don’t have a medical condition, are mandated to wear facial coverings if they are in the same room as others and aren’t eating or drinking. What we are required to do in public is one thing, but controlling our activities inside our homes it seems to me is quite another. I wonder how the Akron city ordinance, no matter how well-intentioned it is, can be enforced without a court ordered inspection, and I doubt that any judge who’s subject to re-election would ever issue such an order. That’s the way I see it.