This is usually the time of year when the Cape comes alive with many seasonal businesses opening back up and people returning to the area after the winter away. And this is the part of our monthly email where we talk about all the great events and offerings that are happening in the community throughout the month. But springtime on Cape Cod has taken on a new reality as our country faces what once seemed an inconceivable public health emergency. Businesses have shut their doors or reduced their hours, schools have closed for the foreseeable future, and we all remain at home as much as possible in order to ease the burden on our local healthcare system.
The collective uncertainty surrounding this situation is unsettling, challenging, and, dare we say, a bit crazy making. Like many of you, we have altered the way we live our daily lives and run our organization as well as the small businesses affiliated with it. There are days when the tears flow, and feelings of frustration are expressed in very loud words of negativity. But then there are also days when we are aware of just how much we have to be grateful for, not the least of which is the Cape Cod community. Seeing this community step up for each other in so many ways from sewing masks for those on the front lines to making sure vulnerable populations get fed to walking small businesses through confusing loan applications has given us the hope we all need to get through this very tough time. And we have no doubt that when the healthcare crisis subsides, Cape Codders will continue to be there to support each other through all the loss and grief this global pandemic will have left in its wake.
Together apart, until we can be side by side together.
In the midst of all of this we have been advocating as hard as we can on behalf of our local businesses, and we continue to share local stories and our love for Cape Cod on our social media feeds, so feel free to follow along!