Maskless wedding photo at Woodstock Inn irks local officials, businesses

Downtown Woodstock, where an uproar has developed after a photo of a maskless wedding at the Woodstock Inn. Photo by Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

This article by Nora Doyle-Burr was first published in the Valley News on Oct. 5.

WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn & Resort on Saturday — showing attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing — circulated on social media.

“The Woodstock Village and Town leadership is well aware of and extremely concerned about the lack of masks and social distancing portrayed by a photo taken at a Woodstock Inn wedding event this past Saturday,” Jeffrey Kahn, chairman of the Woodstock Village Trustees, wrote in a Listserv post Sunday evening.

The photo, which shows roughly 40 people wearing dresses and suits sitting shoulder to shoulder in white folding chairs outside,

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