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September 30, 2021

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In terms of COVID, the uncertainties continue, as educators, students and parents deal with the “new normals” of this 2021-2022 school year. And most of us are still struggling with the tricky decisions of this COVID era, such as when and whether to get a booster or a third shot, whether to unmask indoors if everyone’s vaccinated, etc.

I have to say, in March of 2020 I did not expect to still be dealing with these questions a year and a half later. However, the good news is that vaccinations have finally increased, due mainly to concerns about the delta variant. That helps protect all of us and will hopefully hasten the end of this chapter in our lives!

More below, of course, on the latest news about COVID, schools, vaccines and mandates. Also included below is important information about a new proposed supplemental budget for the County, the Local Food Initiative, Saturday’s celebration at Northgate, the status of the tourism sector and more.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at   

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.