It's May - can you believe it? It was a gorgeous weekend and I know that many people were out and about, but remember, the Stay Home, Stay Safe order is still in effect. Everyone should be doing their part help prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vermont is doing well, thanks to all of our efforts to wash hands, wear masks, and keep physically distant from one another. Let's keep this going!
I hope this message finds you staying safe and healthy! I hope also you were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine today. Just as it was important to share information about closing things down safely, it’s also important to share information about opening things up safely. Doing so will take all of us working together collectively.
As spring seems to be setting in, I know there's a strong urge to get out to see other people, but remember that the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect until at least May 15. Our efforts to stay home and keep our distance are paying off, the curve is flattening, and lives are being saved. Let's keep up the good work! April showers will bring May flowers!
Spring is here, or at least it might be (despite the snow flurries this morning)! The spring-like weather and daffodils blooming in many gardens makes all of this a tiny bit easier. As you know, we have at least another month of the Stay Safe, Stay Home order, and after that, opening things back up will likely be a slow, deliberate process so we can continue to protect the health and safety of everyone in Vermont. We all need to remain vigilant, stay home for all but critical work and essential services, and follow health guidelines. In the meantime, I have some springtime updates and information to share.
I know this is a holiday weekend, as many of us observe Easter, Passover, and the traditional start to spring. Celebrating a holiday during a pandemic is difficult and I know many of us are wishing we could be with family and friends. My family usually celebrates Passover with a huge Saturday Seder, with over 30 people gathered around our table to honor the story of our ancestors and feast on delicious food. The next day we celebrate Easter Sunday with baskets full of treats and an egg hunt in our yard with our neighbors. This year our Seder table will include just five of us and our Easter treats will be scant. This reality is likely similar for you and your family. Next year, may we all be able to be with loved ones from near and far. Let's keep that hope alive during this pandemic.