Letter to the Editor: Masks!

May 22, 2020

Submitted by Joanne Glover

It’s early Friday morning.  The sun is out, the temperature is warm and the breeze balmy.  I am excited to go for a bike ride down the Minuteman Bikeway.  I cruise down South Road, enter the bike path and as I travel the path, I am surprised to see not more than 50% of the bikers, joggers, and walkers are wearing masks.

In the past few weeks, I rode the path and was pleased to see about 90% of users with their masks on.  Now, there are clearly marked signs at EVERY intersection that alert ALL, that masks are required.

What has happened?  I am getting a little concerned, then a little worried, then kind of angry.  Then I become the Bikeway Police and start calling out “MASK” to those who either have none or have them around their necks.

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Really?  What has become of me and my peaceful morning ride?  People…please put your masks on.

Whether you believe you need it or not, we are all in this together, and we need to look out for each other.

With kind regards, I now resign my self-appointed position as the Bike Path Patrol!

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