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Mayor Walsh Sets Strict Measures for “Stay at Home Advisory”

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clark chapter.

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh introduced new stricter measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Starting on Monday, April 6, 2020, there will be a curfew for everyone from 9 pm to 6 am with an exception to essential employees. He also advised wearing protective covering ( a mask of some sort) when leaving your home.

He shut down sports facilities, banned street hockey and said there should not be any fitness classes in open spaces. He advised those with asthma, liver and kidney disease to avoid leaving their homes. Police have the authority to break up groups seen violating these new measures. About 45% of those who tested positive for COVID-19 were under the age of 40. This is a reminder to Millennials and Gen-Z people to be mindful and practice social distancing. Mayor Walsh advised the public to call 311 if you see anyone not practicing social distancing.

My thoughts: Practice social distancing and don’t be stupid. Be mindful these precautions are in place for the overall safety of everyone. Talk to your family if you do plan on leaving the house to see if they need anything. You can make masks out of clothing and bandanas, look up tutorials on You-tube. While you are making a mask for yourself, call a local hospital and ask if they would like homemade masks. Another thing to remember is that everyday life is still going on alongside this pandemic. This means people in unfortunate situations such as abusive families, domestic violence cases and so much more still exist. Some people need to leave their house from time to time for different reasons, so be open-minded because you do not know what someone else may be going through. With that being said it is important to also practice the act of kindness.