At NPR, a synopsis of a moment in time for Halloween, 2020.

Many Kentuckians are anxiously waiting as case numbers rise and wondering why the governor isn’t taking more aggressive steps to contain the virus when the situation looks exponentially worse than it was in the spring. But the shrinking economic safety net and federal aid, along with the politics of the moment, complicate the otherwise straightforward public health decision to implement new restrictions many observers see as inevitable and necessary.

From the hospitality sector’s standpoint, any reimposition of “lockdown” pandemic containment might well be the final straw to cap what already has been the most challenging year for survival in anyone’s living memory.

At the same time, it has been interesting these past few days to see social media posts from Louisville area eateries that are (and have been) grappling in good conscience with best practices and simple responsibility to their customers and employees.

Here are three of them. They’re not the only ones, of course, merely a sampling, but they’ve stood out in these troubling times for the consistency of their transparent approach and sense of community. Click the link to visit the posts at Facebook, and let us know who we’re missing.

The Irish Rover

Gasthaus German Restaurant

Charlestown Pizza Company