This morning, I participated in a White House COVID-19 briefing in which the following items were discussed:
These experts believe the virus was in our general population for more than two weeks before it began showing up in our elderly and compromised population, where the symptoms present themselves more seriously.
The medical experts indicated that over the next 2-3 days, we will see a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases due to the backlog of test samples being completed. They remain hopeful, that over the followings days it should show a decrease and level off.
The leveling off will be a direct result of what seems to be the extreme measures taken by State, County and local governments. There is a chance the extreme measures taken will curb the reach and spread of the virus.
Tomorrow, the Modesto City Council will consider adoption of an Emergency Resolution. As your Mayor, with the support of the City Manager, Chief of Police and Fire Chief, we are recommending the following operational changes be added to the City of Modesto’s Emergency Resolution:
Undoubtedly, these are unprecedented actions, but the health and safety of our community is our number one priority and we believe these actions are necessary and responsible to protect the citizens of Modesto during this public health emergency.