Chilmark Board of Health member Matt Poole, Edgartown health worker, said the island would consider reinstating its mask requirement if Dukes County became at high risk. Risk levels for the island are based on whether there are more or less 41 cases over a seven-day period and how many hospitalizations there have been during that period. Engelman, do you know the phrase “If you tell the truth, you don`t need a good memory”? Wasn`t it considered disrespectful to relentlessly brag about his travels and being exposed in large gatherings early in the pandemic during the shutdowns? Keith Bassett at all 1:23 p.m. All those who vote to end mask mandates “based on CDC guidelines” will be removed from office in the next election. We need leaders who can think critically and make rational, science-based decisions that don`t blindly follow an unelected body like the CDC! Lara Maciel said the masks are ridiculous and she hasn`t worn a mask in the past six months: “It`s time to lift the mandate. I`m really amazed at how many Islanders have been studying communicable diseases over the last 20+ years. Was there a community class for that? Do so many people study this stuff all their lives and I just missed the boat? (Sarcasm)! The extent of misinformation that is spread in public forums is staggering and spreads here as if you have years of study and experience in these areas. “The CDC doesn`t know what they`re talking about… “Scientists are all stupid” “Masks don`t work”, the science itself is not exact. Things change, everyone is tired of masks, but if I wear one, it doesn`t make the guy next to me in the store catch a disease from which he could die, I will do it forever. The Steamship Authority, which operates ferries to Martha`s Vineyard and Nantucket, said Tuesday it will maintain its mask requirement if it seeks advice on the court order. Do you judge those who don`t wear masks? They, too, have that right.
“Jen Woods to all 13:13 If you are afraid, wear a mask. Leave my children alone. Island health authorities lifted the requirement to wear masks inside the island after each board voted at a joint meeting Wednesday, but companies still have the option of enacting their own mask requirements. “Kim Murphy to all 13:12 high risk? Stay home or wear a mask. This is AMERICA and we must be FREE businesses, public buildings that have the choice to meet their own requirements. But not all carriers agree with reducing the requirement to wear a mask. That said, MOST people, and I am one, wanted the mask requirement lifted because science says it`s time. Chip, we “Covid deniers” never neglected those who wanted to wear a mask. Your “freedom,” as you say, has always been respected. On the contrary, it is the mask wearers who have not respected and denigrated the non-wearers. Do it right. Really, hardly anyone wears a mask indoors or in the crowd outside.
It`s pretty pointless to offer these alerts, but those with weakened immune systems and their loved ones appreciate ongoing updates and reports. I think we all know what will happen here in the weeks following the Fourth of July holidays. « Jason to all 1:34 p.m. How is the library different from daycare? You also don`t need masks. These kids are under 5 years old” I will follow my advice from the CDC. Not a master of right-wing propaganda who makes a fortune with the ignorance of the deliberately ignorant masses. Sorry, but I never wanted masks to be mandatory or even necessary. However, due to the incompetence, ignorance and corruption of our government at the beginning of this pandemic, I have had to endure this inconvenience for the past 2 years. And I didn`t complain about it – sociopathic thugs complain about having to wear a mask to protect vulnerable people while touting their “rights.” Now that the CDC is once again in an about-face because the science and the situation have changed, I will gladly take off my mask. Unless a private company requires it. Or if I`m in a situation where I think it`s reasonable.
This idea that people want to “control” us by requiring a simple mask for some reason to protect the vulnerable is little less than the paranoid tirades of sociopaths. What do Ukrainians fleeing a country at war have to do with wearing masks in America? The CDC recommends that you wear the most protective mask that works well for you and that you can wear for as long as you need. Meegan Lancaster, a member of Edgartown`s health committee, said the mask mandate is tied to CDC guidelines, allowing companies to decide whether or not they want people to mask. “If some companies want to be more restrictive, they can be more restrictive,” she said. A negative test result only indicates that you did not have a detectable amount of the virus on the day you were tested. That doesn`t mean you can`t catch the virus. And you should continue to follow the best public health advice to stay safe: stay six feet away from others, wear a mask if you can`t, and wash your hands frequently. Do you think the masks should have been removed, or is it premature? « Jane Katch (she, she) at Everyone 1:21 PM Please make it clear to the public that buildings and businesses have the right to require masks. Those of us who are immunocompromised need options that make us feel safe. “If masks were so widespread, why did the virus spread so quickly?” she said.
“There is currently no evidence that the mandate has reduced the spread. Anyway, we are Americans and have the freedom to vote. Don`t add legislation or a warrant or anything that says, “We`re going to make this an option.” This is America, we are free. It is time to put an end to it. As of July 1, 2022, the Ministry of Health recommends that people wear a mask or face covering indoors (and not at home) if your immune system is weakened, if you are at increased risk of serious illness due to your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system. has an increased risk of serious illness. According to high-risk guidelines issued by the CDC, it is recommended to wear masks indoors. The guidelines also recommend getting tested if a person has symptoms and takes extra precautions for those with weakened immune systems. Thank you, Chip.
It is important to be absolutely respectful to anyone who chooses to wear a mask. We cannot judge your personal risk calculation. We don`t know if they`re sick, or if they have someone at home to take care of who would have serious problems if they caught this or the flu or any other respiratory illness – NO JUDGMENT! People wear masks to reduce risk, not to make a political statement.