I am old enough to remember quite vividly segregation in the south. My mother didn't drive, so when we moved to Atlanta, 1956-60 and then to Augusta, we lived on a public bus line and went downtown at least weekly and more frequently during the summer on the bus. African Americans sat at the back of the bus and their seats were limited in terms of the "blacks only" sign that floated depending on the number of whites.
This is what a theologian says about the brouhaha that is developing concerning the USCCB's guidelines for Masses when churches open up which they are in Florida and South Carolina but not yet in Georgia.
Anne McGowan said that if she had drafted the Thomistic Institute's guidelines, she might have encouraged those wishing to receive on the tongue to place themselves among the last in the Communion line as a way of reducing the risk to others.
Tone deaf is Ms. McGowan. Maybe she doesn't know the history of being placed at the back of the bus in the south.
But I'll say it again. After Vatican II, to be labeled pre-Vatican II by progressives hell-bent on changing the Church despite having no evidence that Vatican II actually called for what they were doing except though some subjective, nebulous "spirit" talk, was the same as the "N" word directed toward African Americans. They were/are words of contempt and an attempt to marginalize and discredit those so labeled.
Let me say it again, despite some who are experts in giving Holy Communion in the hand without touching the communicant's hand, most are not, especially lay EMHC. My hands have been touched by those giving me Holy Communion in the hand and those I give Holy Communion in the hand touch my hand when I do so. Giving Holy Communion on the tongue to those standing also presents problems with touching the tongue depending on how tall the communicant is.
Bishops, bishops, bishops, experiment wth giving Holy Communion to kneeling communicants at the altar railing and spaced appropriately. Both on the hand or the tongue it is easier to avoid touching hands because the communicant isn't moving and usually stabilizes their arms on the railing as they prepare their hands to receive and for those receiving on the tongue, with the communicant kneeling and the priest reaching down this avoids hand to tongue contact.
You can read about the National Chismatic Reporter's (NCR) crocodile tears over the Thomistic Institute's guidelines which the USCCB is recommending but not mandating: