CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE #18
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I hope you’ve been able to enjoy some of today’s glorious sunshine.
With rescheduled town elections just around the corner, I want to make sure all of you have all the information you need to vote safely during this pandemic period. Remember, local elections are very important, as local government routinely make decisions about property taxes, zoning, roads and other infrastructure elements in town, supports for senior centers and community spaces, and a host of other elements of daily life and town culture.
I’ve put all the information you need to get your mail-in ballot on my website. Here are the rescheduled in-district election dates:
Remember, in this public health crisis, it is extra important that as many people as possible vote by mail. It’s not as easy to do as it could be, but with a little leg work, you can get your mail-in ballot from your town clerk.
Here are a few additional updates about our state-level efforts to combat COVID-19:
Facemask Order Goes into Effect: Today, Governor Baker’s order requiring face masks in public went into effect (https://www.mass.gov/doc/may-1-2020-masks-and-face-coverings/download). Face Masks must be worn in all public spaces -- both indoor and outdoor -- where adequate social distancing cannot be achieved (like on the sidewalk in densely populated areas!). The order allows businesses to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask, and includes a possible $300 fine for noncompliance. I encourage you to wear a facemask as much as possible outside your home; this is a critical step to protecting ourselves and our neighbors, reducing coronavirus transmission, and helping our communities open up sooner.
As always, my team and I are here for you. Call us at 617-722-1555 or email me directly at email@example.com and one of us will get back to you as quickly as we can. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.
Wishing you and your families strength, health, and resilience.
Yours in service,
Senator Becca Rausch
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