However, if you are stopped and don't have a letter, you're much more
likely to trigger the "bozo making stuff up" detector and get sent home.

Virtually no one stops to print out a weird document on their way to buy

I'm aware of security guards and telecom techs who have been sent home for
not having these documents in 'shelter in place' jurisdictions.


On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:04 PM Matt Erculiani <> wrote:

> The letters are not to be confused with hall passes.;they don't even have
> an individual's name on it.
> They simply outline a federal mandate that already exists to inform anyone
> who may not know.
> Law enforcement of any area that has implemented "stay at home" or
> "shelter in place" should already be briefed on who is permitted to be out
> and about.
> If you're stopped and have a letter, you may still be asked to
> substantiate the critical nature of your trip, just like you would be if
> you didn't have one.
> -Matt
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 12:54 Scott Weeks <> wrote:
>> I got these.  One each for travel and fuel.  I could fake
>> one in 15 minutes or so.  Heck, I could probable find one
>> online and modify it in less time than that! Because of
>> that I don't see the usefulness.
>> scott

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