This community has agreed that we need to prioritize keeping schools open, both for kids and for working parents.

In order to keep schools open, as COVID rates rise in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, we must forgo what we have deemed to be less important: in-person dining, gyms and large indoor gatherings. I was sorry to see that Town Meeting was in person this past Monday, and not pleased by the words and actions of some community leaders in promoting a large in-person gathering (even though a quorum was not reached).

I urge our elected representatives, at all levels, to think about imposing stronger limits on transmission routes now, rather than in a few weeks when it may be too late to stave off preventable illnesses and deaths in our community that will inevitably spill over into our schools.

Jared V. Goldstone

Grasmere Drive

Falmouth

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