There are small business owners who have poured everything they have, economically and emotionally, into their store or restaurant, who now wonder if it will ever reopen or recover.

There are working parents who have had to, overnight, become home-school teachers to their children all while trying to continue doing their day job.

There are students who will never get to walk across the stage for graduation, and worse, will enter a job market where employers are either furloughing staff or no longer looking to hire.

This is not “sitting home on the couch for your country.” This is massive sacrifice. For now, most people think it is worth it. But they will not forgive our leaders if those sacrifices wind up being all for naught.