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Letters, May 24

Letter was spot on

Sue Wilson is spot on that Ashland needs to hire an eminently qualified city manager. It is also apparent that some of our council members and our mayor need to mind their manners and be more courteous in their approach to governance.

Char Hersh

Ashland

Hardship in our area

Many local businesses including shops, restaurants, live and movie theaters, sports venues, river rafting, tour boats, airlines and religious venues cannot operate at full capacity due to social distancing health requirements. Additionally, many businesses cannot run at full staffing.

Consequently, there is enormous economic hardship suffered by the entire community. This condition will continue as long as there is the risk of COVID spreading.

It seems quite possible that unless we reach herd immunity, in order for businesses to be able to operate at full capacity, at some time in the future they will find it necessary to limit their customers and/or employees to those who have been vaccinated. Until either of the above occur, businesses in our community will continue to suffer.

I would like to think that if those who are hesitating to be vaccinated understood how their reluctance so dramatically affects others as well as themselves, they might reconsider. In addition to important health considerations, the sooner we all get vaccinated, the sooner businesses in our area can return to financial health which will benefit us all.

Jerry Wisnia

Ashland