It looks like we are in the homestretch. We will open our doors on Tuesday, May 31, after two years, two months, and 17 days. WOW! Unbelievable! And it may get crazy for a while. There will be parking and staying and parking and leaving. Wearing a mask will be required for all areas unless actually dining as our senior population is the most vulnerable.
Food will be available at noon. The hours of operation will temporarily be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. There will be time to shop, dine, and visit.
I can’t believe we’ve done it. Optimistically, Covid-19 has been reined in to a manageable state. Hopefully, everyone is vaccinated and boosted and ready to tackle the world once again. For those not vaccinated, hopefully you will continue to protect yourselves and others around you.
I would like to ask everyone to please stay home if feeling puny. Wearing masks did appear to keep down the amount of flus and colds circulating. Also, staying isolated did help keep the germs away, but not a fun way to do it. So stay smart and take care of yourselves and others.
AND WELCOME BACK (Tuesday, May 31). PHEW!!! As it states elsewhere, we will have dining on the premises or food to go, at least for a while. It will be fun to stay and visit for those who wish to and for those who have developed their own lunch groups, it will be fun for them to carry on.
I wish to thank all of those who have shown extraordinary patience waiting for the opening of our doors. We didn’t feel comfortable opening and then possibly having to close again. Also, just the thought of inadvertently infecting someone is devastating. We do need to continue to stay smart, so please mask up. Covid-19 is not gone, and, to reiterate, our population is most vulnerable. It may become one more virus we need protection from each year.
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