As chairman of the Selectboard, Peggy sent this request and explanation of upcoming postings. – Lil
Yesterday, April 9 I listened to the Governor’s press briefing. Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist, reported that mitigation is working: people are staying home, keeping their distances, not gathering in large groups, washing their hands etc. However, Dr. Chan also emphasized the need to continue these practices.
The Select Board in last night’s meeting by Zoom discussed how we can continue to support good mitigation practices by considering our recreation area and other public places such as our parks and the Commons, Walpole and Drewsville.
In North Walpole’s beautiful Park, which we once declared closed, we are agreeing that people may sit on its benches but asking that distances are kept, and that people not congregate. We will post the park accordingly. We will also post the Robert Hubbard Park at 78 Main Street in Walpole.
The Drewsville Common and the Walpole Common will also be posted reminding people to avoid congregating (fewer than 10) and keeping distances on the benches.
Spring is knocking on our door; once it is really here, we will all want to be outside. The urge to ignore all notices and warnings will be stronger. PLEASE continue to follow good guidelines. No one wants to see an increase in the virus in our community.
The Select Board will continue to meet remotely until restrictions are lifted. Email your comments and suggestions to Sarah at Town Hall.
The Town is still functioning at full employment because it is considered essential. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.