She concluded by asking everyone to stay safe.
“It’s a beautiful spring and the weather is providing another layer of risk and reward. Our lake and our public park is a great relief for the entire community—and is forcing us to look at how to be civil in the ‘new abnormal.’ I do not know everyone’s story: why they may or may not wear a mask, won’t social distance, walk the wrong direction on the back berm. I know why I’ve failed: I forgot to bring my mask. I thought I’d be alone outside. I got stupid and careless. (I don’t walk on the back berm). And every single day I re-boot my vigilance. It’s exhausting and we are all a little exhausted. So—if you need to change your dog-walking schedule or route to reduce risk, do so. … And please continue to wash your hands, avoid unnecessary travel, practice social distancing, and wear a mask. It’s the only vaccine available.”