~ Submitted by Daisy Girifalco, Owner/President, Bedford Children’s Center
The Delta Variant is worrisome, cases are escalating, and masks (and vaccinations) work.
The Bedford Children’s Center supports nearly 200 working parents of all children who are NOT eligible for the vaccine. Many of their siblings attend Davis and Lane School. We are incredibly nervous that this variant is going to close our school once again, which would surely be the demise of our livelihood and the livelihood of all of my wonderful teaching and support staff that do amazing work in our four walls.
Do what’s best for those that are defenseless, don’t have a voice, cannot be protected by the vaccine, and cannot speak for themselves. This is your time to be proactive and do the right thing.
Delta is dangerous. Masking and vaccination are effective tools. Testing alone will not work
Bedford has been at this a long time and we are all exhausted but we also know that masks work, especially in conjunction with vaccinations. Now is not the time to upend all of the hard work so many have put forth and create a potential minefield for our community. Let’s join together with other science-driven communities like Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, and Salem and be proactive, not reactive. I’m not suggesting masking forever, but only for now until science guides us on a different path.