The COVID-19 pandemic is causing us all to make new and important decisions that affect our families, our jobs, and our way of life. The President of the United States, the Governor, and our own school superintendents are making announcements that will change how we operate over the next few weeks; and the internet is sending even more messages our way at a pace that is understandably causing a feeling of uncertainty and concern.
I can identify with that sense of insecurity. At home, my wife and I are dealing with many of the same child-care and health questions you may have, and at work, our leadership team and I are grappling with questions of how to sustain providing essential services to our community during these unprecedented times.
Above all health and safety remains our number one priority. We've made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone most public meetings in town for the next few weeks, and we encourage all members of the community who would normally visit City Hall in person to first call (209) 577-5200.
We have Emergency Operations Plan for times such as this, and we have capable leadership making difficult decisions with the well-being of our employees and residents in mind. As I have stated before, we are a resilient City, and by working collaboratively, we can get through this together.
Thank you for your trust and perseverance.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Stanislaus County, please visit the County Health Services Agency site