I hope you and your families are doing well through this challenging time.  I know how difficult all of this is, but I assure you we can get through this.  We know we're in this together, and as I look around our community right now, hope is shining through.

Our Town and Public Safety Agencies/Emergency Management are coordinating with health care providers and our community organization to ensure we are doing all we can to flatten the curve of COVID19 here in our region, and communicating well the information and guidance from the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control;

Our schools - leaders, teachers, and staff - are doing an incredible job continuing to serve our students;

Our faith communities are all working together to ensure the needs of their communities are met

Volunteers are coming out of the woodwork to help seniors and other vulnerable populations get what they need

More volunteers are sewing masks for our emergency personnel and health care providers;

Our business community is coming together to support one another, and information and resources are being shared widely through the Stowe Area Association here

Local distilleries and other small businesses have transitioned to make much needed hand sanitizer;

and so much more ...

We know we are facing an unprecedented challenge, and it is causing a great deal of fear and anxiety.  But we are are a strong, resilient community, state, and nation.  We will get through this!

Throughout all of this, please take the time to take care of yourself and your families.  And take some time to enjoy some needed peace in our beautiful part of the world.  Please do so, however, by yourself.

As always, I urge all to remain calm, stay home if at all possible, and continue to follow the guidance from the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

#stowestrong #vermontstrong #americastrong