Nashua Public Health Director Requesting Curfew on Restaurants and Bars
The town of Nashua is just over the border from Massachusetts which is experiencing a huge spike in COVID-19 cases. I know everyone is happy about the vaccine, but we are not out of the woods yet. According to WMUR.com Nashua Public Health Director Bobbie Bagely said, “When people drink alcohol, it tends to lower their inhibitions. When people’s inhibitions are lowered, they also lower their masks. You might talk louder; you get closer together and all those risky behaviors that allow for increased exposure.”
The city of Nashua has seen 100 positive cases per day recently and the strain is starting to show in local hospitals according to the news outlet. The Nashua Board of Health is asking the Alderman to put a 9:30 pm curfew on bars and restaurants, not a complete shutdown. Those dining establishments would still be open till 9:30 pm and allow for takeout and drinking before the proposed curfew at 9:30 pm. According to WMUR.com, health officials are trying to get an emergency meeting with the Board of Aldermen of Nashua.
It's holiday time, people are so fatigued of the COVID-19 restrictions, I get it. The vaccines are rolling out and it’s not like this is going to be forever but for right now, the virus is spreading. At least a curfew does not equate with a complete shutdown. I am hoping for a much better New Year and that by springtime we can get back to normal because this is not only taking a toll on our physical health, our economic health but our mental health as well. No word on when the meeting with Health officials and the Nashua Board of Alderman will occur so stay tuned.