With social distancing guidelines in full force, morning is best time to walk if you want to avoid people. On a beautiful spring day I set out for the Natick High School area where there was plenty of room to roam without encroaching on others. Here are a few pics:
Natick High School, as seen across a stretch of Dug Pond. If you look closely, you can see a cormorant sunning himself on the raft. The docks and raft have been put into the pond in preparation for the upcoming beach season. If the dangers from coronavirus abate, Memorial Beach at Dug Pond is expected to open in mid-June for recreational swimming, swim lessons, beach volleyball, and general fun.
Natick Schools have been closed since Friday, March 13 due to coronavirus concerns, and as of now are expected to remain closed until May 1. During the closure, Natick Public Schools are offering Grab n’ Go meals for families in need. Pick up is at Natick High School, 8am – 11am.
Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 2 that all U.S. flags and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Sunday, April 5.
The flags were lowered in honor of the deceased United States military veterans and residents at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. 25 residents of the home have died since March. 18 of those residents tested positive for Covid-19; three results are pending; four deaths may be due to other causes.
In all, 59 veteran residents of the Holyoke Soldier’s Home have tested positive, along with 31 staff members.