How to get people to follow the rules!
Let's face it, the etiquette of epidemics can be super thorny. Many of us have been in a situation (or few) where we see ourselves facing an internal debate: You notice people aren't following the health guidelines put in place by the state, county, or city, and you truly believe they are in place for a reason. You care about safety and believe others ought to stick to certain rules that are in place for the well-being and health of their community. But what's stopping you? It can be awkward to encourage others to follow health guidelines and you don't want to come across as rude.
NPR got some tips and tricks on how to pick and choose your battles, and the best way to bring up the topic with a stranger.