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Officials should hold to August opening

For the record, I am writing this on July 12, just in case this letter doesn’t appear much later and the situation has changed. 

Life is about taking risks — reasonable risks. There is no such thing as risk-free living. Letting tourists back in starting Aug. 1 without quarantine if they have a negative COVID test is a reasonable risk. 

Keeping the economy closed is not a reasonable risk. Telling businesses that Aug. 1 is a date they can rely upon, and then casting doubt is not only unreasonable but harmful. 

Governor and mayors, hold to the Aug. 1  date. 

Mario Cardone

Kahului

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