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March 2020 Division Meeting Canceled

posted Mar 11, 2020, 5:10 PM by Rob Rousseau   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 8:25 AM ]
CPD-13 Members

It is out of an abundance of caution that the decision has been made to cancel our regular March meeting scheduled for March 24th at Cambridge Village, this all being due to the Covid19 virus that is becoming more widespread.   This is also in line with the recent Governor's Declaration of Emergency that visitations to retirement centers by the general public be curtailed.    Although the numbers of active cases locally are relatively low, the potential for this virus to quickly become widespread given its capability to exist on surfaces up to 9 days is disconcerting.   Equally disconcerting is that some individuals may not exhibit any symptoms yet are highly contagious.

This notice is not a surrender to hysteria, but sound Public Health containment measures.  Public Health Officials are emphasizing the need for best personal hygiene practices, especially the frequent washing of hands as an easy means to stop the spread of the virus.    Self-isolation will also stop the spread of the virus if you believe you have come in possible contact with the virus.  For the most part, affected individuals will recover without any problems, the biggest threat is to those who have underlying health issues.   Everyone's cooperation is vital.

Thanks for you cooperation
John Sokash, Superintendent CPD-13, MER-NMRA