Vol. II No. 18 9/15/2021
Directive from Tri Town Health:
“We are asking the community to rally together once again.”
On September 2, 2021, at the Tri-Town Joint Boards of Health meeting, the Boards authorized and issued a COVID-19 Public Health Directive. “We have seen multiple cases linked to outdoor events, food establishments, and schools. The case counts are steadily rising. We are hereby respectfully requesting — to combat COVID-19 spread — a directive for face coverings.”
A Message from Charles Kenny MD, Chair,
and Jim Wilusz RS, Director, Tri-Town Health Department
We are reminded by the 20-year anniversary of 9-11 that an enemy killed almost 3,000 Americans. We know we must not let down our guard in the future. Another enemy has entered our country and already killed more than 650,000 Americans, including over 18,000 in Massachusetts alone. This enemy is among us and continues to wage war against us. Like the Department of Defense in a war against a human enemy, during an epidemic, the CDC wages war against a disease. Both departments have the same mandate: protect our homeland and its citizens. Boards of health are the local command posts of the home guard.
The negatives of guns and masks are well understood, especially by veterans and hospital workers. Most of us recognize our responsibility, when the enemy is upon us, to take up our weapons in spite of their drawbacks. Masks, social distancing and vaccines are our weapons to defeat the enemy in a war against a disease.
It has come to our attention as director and chair of the Tri-Town Health Department that a resident of Stockbridge has been systematically spreading misinformation to undermine the directives of the Boards of Health and CDC.
In a war against a human enemy, such a person, who would tell you that your enemy was not so dangerous when that enemy had already killed 650,000 of your fellow citizens, or who would tell you to lay down your arms and not protect your fellow citizens against that enemy, would be imprisoned for treason, sedition, or subversive activity.
We ask the responsible citizens of our communities to support their local boards of health and to deplore publicly the subversive behavior of this misguided individual.
Charles Kenny MD, chair
Jim Wilusz RS, Director
Stockbridge Updates joins in:
SU supports following all health directives. Stockbridge was a safe haven during the first surge of the pandemic because we followed all health directives. No one liked it but sensible and caring people — those who prize the life and health of their families, their community, and themselves — did it. Please ignore emails offering misinformation and bad advice, follow responsible health directives, and take care of yourselves. Thank you.
Relaxing at Tanglewood. Photo: Joan Gallos