As we continue to move forward through this pandemic, we continue to see so many brighter days ahead and so many lessons learned over the past fifteen months, since we first heard of COVID-19. It has been easy to become an expert “arm-chair quarterback” on what we should have or might have done however, errors made, should translate into lessons learned and not to be done again.
What have we learned? Our health care workers and first responders are all superstars, rising to the challenges against an enemy that little was known about and doing everything they could to keep us healthy and safe. Our retail and pharmacy workers who adapted and provided groceries, prescriptions, and household goods to keep us fed and our homes functioning. Our restaurants and staff have changed the way they do business and have made it easy for all, to get that break from the lockdown blues.
Those brighter days appear to be on the horizon as more of our populations gets vaccinated and for the time being, the COVID-19 case loads are steadily decreasing. With the new Provincial opening framework in place, it appears that the onus will be on everyone in the Province, to get vaccinated and ensure that our business community can and will re-open. The business community has consistently demonstrated that it can open and operate safely while adhering to suggested Public Health measures. It is within our control to accelerate the road to re-opening, and we hope that all individuals consider booking their appointments, for the COVID-19 vaccine.