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Many people aren't complying with social distancing &masks. It's dangerous for those with compromised immune systems. We're considering a special AM hike at one park with extra police, park supervision so that those with medical issues can enjoy nature.
I have received e mails and calls from residents in recent weeks advising that many people are not social distancing or wearing masks on bike paths, parks, trails. This is happening all over Westchester, NYS, the nation and world! Most people do comply. But those who don’t risk infecting others or getting sick with COVID-19 themselves. For those with medical issues -- it could be extemely dangerous.
I spoke with the Parks Commissioner and Police Chief and suggested that we set up a time (probably early in the AM) at one park with extra police, park personnel present so that people who have compromised immune systems can enjoy the trail -knowing that we will be making a greater effort to enforce the social distancing/health and safety COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
My question: If we would set this up - would you be interested in participating? There are many miles of bike paths, trails, parks around town. It’s impossible to have a police officer at every spot on a trail all day and many people are refusing to comply with the social distancing directives. If you would be interested = would an 8 AM to 10 AM time period be helpful? Any thoughts or suggestions you have would be appreciated. Please e mail to email@example.com. When I brought this up at the Greenburgh Town Board work session last week the suggestion was to try it once a week. However, if there is greater interest and need the program could be expanded.
If this works it’s my hope that other governments will do the same - providing more options for those with compromised immune systems to enjoy nature
AN EXCERPT FROM A WOMAN WHO IS SEVERELY IMMUNE COMPROMISED
ANOTHER EXCERPT FROM AN E MAIL RECEIVED FROM A WOMAN WITH CANCER ABOUT ANOTHER TRAIL IN TOWN--Thank you for soliciting feedback on Greenburgh trail use. I I run into few people there at that time (more people on weekends) and many weekday users seem to be regulars. I often see two women walking closely together sans masks. The most unnerving is an unmasked woman seen several times over these months including yesterday morning with an unleashed dog. On the weekends there are frequently parents with young children walking the trails sans masks.I am recovering from a year of cancer treatment which just ended two weeks ago. I walk/jog with a bandana every day mostly to protect others since quarantine began. It seems there are still many in our community who don’t realize how our behavior correlates with the quarantine timeline.WESTCHESTER RE-OPENING --LINK TO WHAT IS ALLOWED ON TUESDAY AND DURING OTHER PHASESOn Tuesday our area will start re-opening. This is a link to what is allowed and not allowed.Phase 1 allows in curbside, in store pickup and drop off, construction, wholesale and manufacturing.https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phasePAUL FEINERGreenburgh Town Supervisor