When it became clear that Covid-19 was not going to be a short term issue, we recognized early that we would have to move quickly to preserve our local businesses by removing obstacles to their ability to maneuver quickly  to maintain their customer base. We were among the first to enable outdoor dining and made use of our two commons for public dining along with creating seating opportunities in parking lots. That all involved working with other boards and Town departments to create a simplified approval process while maintaining public safety. It also involved working with businesses and building owners to identify their issues and needs-and finding ways to satisfy those.