A Message from Mayor Densmore about the Governor’s State of Emergency
GOLF MANOR (3/18/2020)
from Mayor Stefan Densmore
As you are aware, events have been unfolding very rapidly with regard to the State of Emergency declared by our Governor, given concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (covid-19). Many people in our Village have been asked by their employer to stay home from work and/or to refrain from their regular routines. Public and Private schools have been ordered closed, as well as restaurants, bars, gyms and other places of public gathering.
Obviously these are unprecedented times in our Village. Many people’s schedules are being turned upside down, resulting in stress levels being higher than usual for many people. We develop schedules to help moderate stress, and when our schedules get messed-up our stress levels tend to go up.
As your Mayor I want to assure you that the Village administration, council, staff, and first responders are all doing all they reasonably can to insure the safety of each one of you. We’re additionally doing what we can to help you receive the most accurate up-to-date information about the situation, and encourage you to check our website here for this, and to subscribe to email updates from the Village.
That being said, I want to ask each of you in turn for your help. We all have different resources at our disposal, different styles and perhaps different ways in which we access personal strength to endure challenges. I know most are already doing this — but for the record want to encourage you to be mindful of people’s fear and to share what you can of your personal strength to help others feel safe. People do some of the worst things when they are scared, and often even just a smile from a neighbor or even a stranger can calm tensions. We are at our best when we are helping each other. Thanks for all you do to keep our community beautiful, welcoming, and safe! Please feel free to call me with any ideas or questions.
Keep the faith and be strong for each other!