As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We are all navigating our way through this difficult time, but we will get through it together! The Village Board and I have had to make some tough decisions recently, all with the same goal – to stop the spread of the virus and to protect our Village employees and residents. Our Lindenhurst Community, as of today, has 64 positive COVID-19 cases, and we pray for a speedy recovery for each and every one of them.
It is important to remember that we need to be prepared, not scared. I ask you to please listen to the experts. They agree that staying apart is critical if we want to save lives and reduce the spread and strain on our health-care system. Therefore, during this pandemic, I cannot ask you enough to practice “social distancing”, which means limiting all in-person, social interaction, as much as possible.
We appreciate our Lindenhurst EMTs, Paramedics, Ambulance/Rescue Company, Volunteer Firefighters, and all of the emergency service workers, doctors, nurses, medical, and hospital staffers working selflessly and tirelessly during this crisis. We would also like to thank our Department of Public Works for continuing to pick up garbage and recyclables on a daily basis.
It is important during this national emergency that we unite as a community, follow the advice of the experts, and take responsibility for our actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. To that end, many of our local businesses are no longer open to the public, but are still in need of our support. Purchasing gift cards is a terrific way to show your support. Also, carry out and delivery are still options at many of our local restaurants and eateries. You don’t have to cook and the restaurant is making some money – a win-win for all! As our Business Improvement District says, “Keep Lindy Healthy, Support Local Businesses, Take It To Go!”
It is important, as well, to stop the spread so that we can once again go back to the way of life we all cherish. We have such a great Lindenhurst Community, with wonderful people, who help each other every day. Once we get through this – and we will – we can then begin to heal together. I love Lindenhurst, and I pray that all of you stay healthy.
Remember, during these difficult times, to check on your families, friends, and neighbors. If they need anything, let me know; we do have some people that will help.