Hope in Hopkinton
I hate to spoil the ending but everything is going to be okay.
I want to take a moment and reflect on how far we have come during COVID-19. The pandemic has challenged us in different ways, requiring us to break out of our routine. Instead of focusing on the things that COVID-19 has taken away, I want to highlight the the things that this pandemic has "given" me. The essential employee sign and banners in the town common, the chalk art from #hopmoms, the birthday parades hosted by Hopkinton police and fire, the high school graduation parade and the unlimited amount of support and kind words from others has left me feeling energized and proud to work and live in this town.
The power of collaboration is stronger than any communicable disease and this has been proven over and over again throughout history. I know that it is possible to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following public health guidelines such as washing hands, cleaning and disinfecting frequently, wearing a facial covering and maintaining the recommended social distance of 6ft. I have helped families and facilities successfully contain the spread of COVID-19 by following these recommendations. We may not have a medication or vaccine yet but we are not powerless.
I want every person in Hopkinton to feel proud of what we have accomplished and endured. Your efforts kept us safe, slowed the spread, brightened the day for some and gave us all hope.
Hope is what will keep us moving.