This is Westfield Mayor and former State Senator Don Humason.
The Westfield Public Schools are doing a hybrid model for school this year. As of right now the vocational students are the only ones back in school, while the rest start coming back in phases in November. When they do come back masks and social distancing will be required, and a limited amount of students will be allowed in each room so as to avoid going over the limits set forth in the state guidelines.
This morning Mayor Humason posted several pictures from a Chamber of Commerce breakfast with Congressman Richie Neal, and a room full of adults without masks on at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield.
There are close to 75 people in that room. Under the current Massachusetts guidelines, which everyone else has to follow, no more than 25 people are allowed in an enclosed area like this.
Under the updated gatherings order (August 7), indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 50 people in a single enclosed outdoor space.
Rules for thee but not for me.
This is hardly surprising from a hypocrite like Richie Neal. Five days ago he posted a picture of himself and four young people without masks on at a coffee shop.
— Rep. Richard Neal (@RepRichardNeal) July 22, 2020
No media outlets questioned him about this, and the extensive criticism he received on social media was ignored. But the lack of masks and social distancing at Trump events is front page news every day.
People have had to cancel weddings at the last minute, schools remain closed, those that are open force children to cover their mouths all day, and some schools are even requiring kids to remain silent during lunch to prevent the spread of a virus that couldn’t possibly kill them. While our children are being forced to make these sacrifices a room full of wealthy adults who dictate policy for the rest of us are openly flaunting the rules they make everyone else obey.
The are no words to adequately describe the amount of contempt you should feel seeing things like this.
Someone did ask about the masks and here’s what Mayor Marmalade had to say.
They wore the masks until they got to the table. Then they removed them and the virus magically lost its ability to come out of or into their mouths. Because, science.
I won’t post pictures of the Mayor’s children, but he’s posted images recently on Facebook of his own kids wearing masks while mini-golfing outdoors. They could get the virus outside, but these people inside are all safe from it somehow. He even wears them whenever theres’s a photo op, along with the parachute he uses as pants.
It should be noted that Mayor Humason is incredibly high risk if he were to contract the virus. Yet when the cameras aren’t rolling he has no problem exposing himself. For the record, I don’t think they should have to wear masks. But if you’re going to force children to wear masks and deprive them of a real education until November, then you’re spitting in their faces when you post something like this on Facebook.
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