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From the President’s Desk (May 2021)

Getting Back to Chamber Events Safely

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I’m not sure if the word finally is appropriate, but I’m so excited to finally see Chamber Events getting back on the schedule. We are also seeing this with other community events and organizations, and our community sees events returning to a somewhat regular schedule, it is essential that we continue to follow the required guidelines to prevent mass reoccurrences that has been seen in other countries.

Our community lags woefully behind the state and nation on vaccination rates which makes it a challenge to schedule events confidently knowing that another wave is likely. I’ve heard for almost a year that we need to get back to normal, yet very few of us have taken the needed steps to return to normal. We 100% have vaccines available every day in our community, and while I understand some reservations, I think it is important to be informed by medical sources and not the shade tree MDs on Facebook. I mean, just last week, they were asking for prayers over a stubbed toe, do you think I’d take medical advice about the impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign?

Let’s be real, they can’t even take a clear profile photo. I think I’d recommend speaking to your personal health care provider and then make the best decision for your individualized health care needs.

Now, back to FINALLY. Tomorrow, Friday, May 7th, we hope you plan to attend the first concert of the Concert on the Green series and sample some of the amazing food trucks and beers provided by 1907 Brewing. Bring the family and enjoy a nice dinner and music in Downtown Morristown!