As we go to press, the spread of the coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Many precautionary actions are being taken – from the tightening of international travel restrictions to the canceling of many local events and gatherings. Here in Hull a group of town professionals is working to ensure that if the virus affects Hull we will be prepared.
In last week’s edition we ran a column outlining the actions this group is taking along with a list of simple yet effective steps we all can incorporate into our daily lives. This information can be accessed on our website, HullTimes.com, by clicking on the “Recent News” tab on the top navigation bar.
We will also continue to share relevant information on the virus as well as any other situation that may develop in our area on our Facebook page, so please “like” us.
Fire Chief Chris Russo is very responsive when unexpected situations happen, so we urge you to check the Hull Emergency Management Facebook page for updates and information when these events occur.
On an individual level, we are all practicing “social distancing,” washing our hands to the tune of “Happy Birthday,” and eschewing handshaking in favor of a fist or elbow bump. Just yesterday we visited the senior center and met with members of the Hull Garden Club. We were greeted with elbow bumps, heel clicks, and lots of enthusiasm.
Life goes on at a normal pace around us, but we know that things can change on a dime as news of the spreading pandemic impacts our world and local communities on many levels. Planning for future events is tricky right now, but as of today of one of our favorite outdoor events, the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s annual Snow Row, will go on as scheduled this Saturday.
As our local pharmacist Rocky Tenaglia advises: “Stay calm, don’t panic, and wash your hands.”