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She says Team Two puts a spin on CIT to fit rural needs. “Throughout the day we focus on three things -- the safety aspect, the clinical aspect, and the legal aspect,” Chandler said. Since its start in 2013, the program has touched just about every department in Vermont and has grown into a nationwide training. In the training, participants watch body cam video of departments from all over to get a sense of what it’s like to walk in each other’s shoes. “They were chosen specifically to make sure that people really understood limitations and the language of their counterparts,” Chandler said. Plattsburgh Police Chief Levi Ritter says a program like this would be good in his city. “It took some out-of-the-box thinking. It took some funding, it took some resources, but I think the proof is there for it being a valuable community resource,” he said. But the city has no plans to implement it at this time. Chief Ritter says in the future he hopes to talk with the council and Mayor-elect Chris Rosenquest to see their thoughts on the program and any resources that can be offered to make it a reality. “Organizationally, we need some structure to be able to accommodate something like this,” Ritter said.

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The guidelines, which are being presented to town boards Islandwide, include mandatory mask wearing regardless of social distancing, notifying the board of health of a positive case within 12 hours of a positive test result, stocking hand sanitizer stations, and naming a required COVID-19 safety officer for each work site. At their meeting Wednesday, Tisbury select board members approved the guidelines as revised by the board of health, with little discussion. Larry Gomez was the only select board member to make a brief comment, asking what he should do if he walks by a group of workers who appear to be violating the health regulations. “What if we are walking by a site, like on a walk last week toward Tashmoo Beach, where I noticed a construction site with about six or seven fellows sitting, talking, and having coffee with no masks?” he wondered. “Am I supposed to call it in to our agent?” Tisbury health agent Maura Valley said individuals can call either their board of health office, or the building inspectors’ office for their town.  “We will follow up and make sure that everyone on that site is following the rules,” Valley added. Gomez said he wouldn’t consider approaching workers who are violating the health mandate “because [he] is afraid to get punched in the mouth, just walking down the street.” “I just have to bite my lip under my mask and keep moving,” he continued. At a short meeting Wednesday evening, Chilmark’s board of health and selectmen unanimously approved the tightened guidelines. “The nice thing about adopting these regulations is it puts all of the towns in unison,” board of health chair Katie Carroll said. “I would say congratulations to the board of health, all the Island’s boards of health, for doing this,” seletman Warren Doty said. “You’ve really pulled this together.” Health board member Matt Poole, who is Edgartown’s health agent, said last Thursday the regulations were well received at a meeting of 300 builders association members .  “It’s definitely an impressive number,” selectmen chair Bill Rossi said, “300 people agreeing with this.” Rossi said he didn’t think such support was evident in the resource spring, so the number “really says a lot to me.” In addition to being grateful for the effort to establish the tightened guidelines, selectman James Malkin said he wanted the board of health to know “you have the support of the selectmen in enforcing this if we find people are not doing what they’re supposed to do, including all of the penalties that have been raised.