Ann Barber: Hatfield Board of Health did the right thing

Published: 8/27/2021 4:38:04 PM

I am writing in response to the article in the Aug. 21 paper regarding Hatfield town officials negative responses regarding the town’s Board of Health order of a mask mandate for schools this fall.

I completely support the Board of Health’s decision. And I am appalled at the short-sidedness of the comments from the Select Board. I do care what surrounding communities are doing to control this horrible virus. The virus respects no town lines.

We should not wait for an outbreak in Hatfield to institute a mask mandate. The idea is to prevent an outbreak, and to protect our vulnerable children who are not yet able to receive the vaccine. Thank you to the Hatfield Board of Health.

Ann Barber


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