Thank You, Weston
Thank you to every one who has been cooperating with the stay at home advisory and the Town’s emergency orders that have been enacted over the past month. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as Weston’s Emergency Management Team works to protect the health and safety of everyone in our community.
The good news for today is that we, as a community, have managed to make meaningful strides in containing community spread – meaning person-to-person contact from outside households - and ALL of us are working to continue this trend.
The CDC now recommends wearing a mask whenever in public to further protect yourself from potentially catching the virus.The Weston Fire Department shares the following videos:
Continue being vigilant. Emergency Management teams across the state are preparing for an anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases over the next few weeks, so it is important to continue staying at home as much as possible and to maintain physical distancing. We know this is becoming increasingly difficult with the nicer weather but please know You ARE doing your part for the health and safety of the whole community.
We are aware of residents and visitors who are not happy with certain safety protocols put in place, such as the reduced Transfer Station hours and the requirement for dogs to be leashed at all times. We ask of these individuals to realize these measures are only temporary and this public health emergency is not about convenience. It is about the health and safety of the community as a whole so we can all get through this pandemic.
To put this into bleak perspective, as of Tuesday, April 7th, 12,064 people have died in the United States from COVID-19. The first reported death was only FIVE weeks ago. This number includes 356 deaths in Massachusetts. The first death in the state was reported not even THREE weeks ago.
We’d like to point out the following numbers to help put this disease, as it relates to Weston, into better context. As of Tuesday, April 7th, the approximate percentage of the population positive with COVID-19 is as follows:
- Massachusetts: 15,202 positive cases = approximately .22% of the population
- Middlesex County: 3,187 cases = approximately .20%
- Weston: 42 cases = approximately .37%
- Waltham = .24%
- Wayland = .05%
- Wellesley = .11%
Be Well. Stay Strong.
Weston, we are all in this together. Keep strong and know we’re going to be OK. We can hang in there.
Watch out for one another and please call if you need us.
Chief Soar, Deputy Chief Woodside, & the Weston Fire Department
Chief Goulding, Captain Kelly, Lt. Forti & the Weston Police Department
Wendy Diotalevi, Beth Ann Boles & the Weston Board of Health
Laurie Melchionda & the Weston Public School Nurses
Weston Town Manager Leon Gaumond
Assistant Town Manager Lisa Yanakakis