Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - April 2020
Our world certainly has changed from last month. It’s a much different world from our last message in the beginning of March 2020. We are facing the greatest national health crisis in recent history. Over the course of history there have been pandemics, with the most recent being the H1N1 virus in 2009. COVID-19 is a novel or new strain of a common family of viruses. The problem is how contagious it is and that, unchecked, it will completely overwhelm our medical system.
We strongly encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines. Right now the weapon we have to fight this is the protocols you have all been listening to. Distancing, washing hands, coughing in your arm, using hand sanitizers, not touching your face and staying at home.
As we became aware of what was and is a critical health issue, we took immediate action. We closed our building to the public in order to protect our employees and to help stop the spread. From there, we instituted our Emergency Management Plan. We produced an informal video for our residents which you can view on our website.
Communication to residents is an integral part of the plan. Information is being placed on our electronic signs, our website, via Instagram, Facebook and twitter. We sent an informational letter to our seniors, many of whom are at high risk, with underlying medical issues. Our goal now is to stop the spread. We have tightened our restrictions by closing playgrounds, pavilions and recreational facilities until further notice.
As our spring season begins trees and flowers are blooming. You can go outdoors, take a walk but remember to keep your distance! Exercise, read, these are other creative ways that you can entertain yourselves during this time.
We will continue to inform you through these monthly messages, as well as on our website and through social media.
Stay safe not only for your sake, but for your family and the rest of the world.
We are in this together so we need you to help prevent the spread.
Mayor Paul Medany