Should Iowa Remain on Daylight Saving Time During the Pandemic?
Fall is usually a time we enjoy leaves changing color, have bonfires, pumpkin-spiced... everything, prepare for winter and get an extra hour of sleep when we 'fall back' off daylight saving time. But this is no ordinary year. And we might forgo the last one if a couple of US Senators get their bill passed.
KCCI reports Florida's Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have introduced legislation that would allow the United States to stay on daylight saving time during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the matter, Rubio stated,
Our government has asked a lot of the American people over the past seven months, and keeping the nation on daylight saving time is just one small step we can take to help ease the burden.
If you go back into Rubio's senate career, he has twice introduced a bill that would make daylight saving time year-round for the entire country so it seems the coronavirus is the latest technique he's using to eliminate the U.S. coming off of daylight saving time in the fall. Currently, daylight saving time is set to end in the wee morning hours of Sunday, November 1 - the day after Halloween. Hawaii and Arizona are the only two U.S. states that do not observe daylight saving time.