FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE: Etiquette and Prevention

From The Mayor’s Office

We have come a long way since March, we are finally at the phases of reopening our region but my friends, we are still in the tall grass. The expression an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure may be the words to live by, especially since there is no preventative vaccine for COVID-19.

Now that the reins have loosened it’s important to remember how important it is to wear a mask in public, wash hands, and the basic rules of social distancing. How we act at this moment will prevent a possible rerun of the past 4 months. We all want to let our hair down, it’s only natural, but this is the time we must be vigilant, resourceful, and protective. A resurgence will be devastating on many levels – not only our economic stability but our psyche or our psychological wellbeing.

We owe these efforts to our neighbors and especially to our health care workers who have been at the front lines and are exhausted. These brave men and women have been heroic but it’s not the time to test their stamina because we were irresponsible.

I urge everyone to go slow and steady but most importantly to follow the guidelines from the CDC and Orange County Health Department. Doing so will lead to a moment when this will all be history; for now, we are still writing the script.