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Your choice: go out or stay home

David Collins gets it all wrong, “Town leaders, stop meddling in COVID-19 orders,” (May 12). Restaurants, like other businesses, should be allowed to open as the owner sees fit. We can choose to support the business as our choice, not the government's. If you do not want to run the risk of infection, stay home.

If you need to stay home because you are compromised, you can choose to do so. We do not prevent indoor dining at restaurants during a bad cold/flu season. We do not mandate mask usage or "social distancing" during these times either.

The risk of exposure is through the exact same means. We can choose to go out and dine even though we know the risk, or we can choose not to. It is up to us to decide. If we do not allow individuals to make the choice, closures will be much more common.

Robert Kappes

North Stonington

 

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