My Take: By Jordan Dionne

Disclosure should not be a privilege or something to be earned. Rather, it should be a right. It goes hand in hand with transparency and honesty. However, disclosure announced its absence this week when employees of the Provigo in Lennoxville expressed concern when they found out from external sources that fellow staff tested positive for COVID-19. How are people such as the elderly and students supposed to feel safe when shopping at what, for many, is the only grocery store available to them?
COVID-19 is the volatile Halloween monster that no one asked for. It is time that we, as a community, place disclosure on the pedestal that it deserves and not omit information to those who are most vulnerable. No matter the setting, disclosing information that could mean life or death to some people should always be prioritized over saving time, money, or face.

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