Minnesota and Vermont just classified grocery clerks are emergency workers. This should be nationwide.
When we look back at the coronavirus pandemic a decade from now, the definitive images of the event may center around grocery stores.
The footage of people crowding around a palette jack filled with toilet paper or people waiting for three hours outside of a supermarket will forever be connected to the pandemic.
As Mr. Rogers famously said, when tragedy strikes, "look for the helpers." Medical professionals, first-responders, and state employees are always there for us in a crisis, but this time, grocery store employees are among the helpers who have come forward.