Though we are entering into a Phased Reopening of the Commonwealth, there appears little likelihood that we will be safely into the Phase 4 period by July and, even if we were, that conditions would allow for such large, intimate gatherings.
It is the decision of the Select Board, therefore, that it would be contrary to the public good to consider having the Brimfield Flea Antique Market scheduled for July 14, 2020. Again, it is with a heavy heart that the Select Board makes this decision to officially declare the JULY show canceled.
The Select Board saw no reason to delay this decision. The Town is cautiously optimistic that conditions will improve in time to salvage the September show; however, it would be prudent for all field operators to consider the implementation of new strategies to follow the guidelines for social distancing and aggressive hygiene that will likely be in place.
We would strongly suggest visiting https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts for general business guidelines and Mandated requirements for business operations during these Phases. Undoubtedly some or all of these will remain in place for some time.
If you have questions, feel free to contact either the Select Boards or the Board of Health.
Please continue to take safety precautions and stay safe.
Chair, Select Board