To the Editor;

            As a longtime resident of Mattapoisett, I am extremely disappointed to read that members of our Board of Health feel that enforcing graduated fines for repeated failure to wear masks that are intended to keep us all safe will “hurt our community” and create a “police state.”

            Rather than damaging our community, these mandates should act as a binding force enabling us all to protect one another from possible exposure to infection.

            And “police state”? Should we abolish seatbelts, smoking in public, and speed limits, too?

            All are attempts to protect us and encourage safety— things I should hope our Board of Health members would embrace.

Sharon Schneider, Mattapoisett

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