In the 1800's and until 1986 miner safety from methane gas and other gases were a threat to the coal miners. To protect the coal miners, a testing system was developed where a canary was carried into the mind in a cage. The canary is extremely sensitive to gases and if the canary died the miners would withdraw from the dangerous mind.
In deciding too send canaries into the mines, inventers came up with a developed a somewhat humane device shown. The canary would be carried into the mine in the device. The circular door of the cage would be kept open and had a grill to prevent the canary from escaping. Once the canary showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning the door would be closed and a valve opened, allowing oxygen from the tank on top to be released and revive the canary. The miners would then be expected to evacuate the danger ares. This practice continued for almost 100 years until canaries officially started to get replaced by technology in 1986.
That Is My Answer
I have been asked more than once when I will remove myself from self quarantine. I always answer, "that answer is up to the "canary." "What does than mean," I am asked. And I share about the canary. For me, I will wait in two week increments. So what are the stat numbers for COVID19? What direction is the curve heading? How safe is it really appear in the public?
I am anxious to be out the same as all of us. I want to go to my favorite eatery JF Kicks and enjoy a great lunch and cool beverage. But, I want to know I can. Every prudent person should check with the canary first.
So, be safe and have your plan ready to put in place. For me, thank you Zoom!