***COVID-19 MAYORS UPDATE 04-20-20***
In these challenging times it can feel like there is nothing we can do to help, but this is not the case. There are many things we can do to keep each other safe and not inundate our health care system:
1) Stay home, unless you are an essential employee, need medical care or groceries.
2) Practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet from others.
3) Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
4) Wipe down high-touch surface areas with soap and water.
5) Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
6) Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue.
7) Do not call 911 unless it’s a life-threatening emergency.
We are working hard to maintain a continuity of essential services for our residents, and are in constant communication with our Police, Fire, EMS, and DPW staff to coordinate our best possible level of service, without putting anyone at unnecessary risk of exposure. All these people, as well as our Village Clerks, and others are on the front lines. They are ensuring our Village can continue to operate.
These selfless heroes deserve our sincerest gratitude, and it’s all our jobs to help them stay safe by continuing to stay inside and practice the guidance above.
We are closely following developments at all levels of government to ensure we can provide the most informed and up to date guidance and secure the resources necessary to keep everyone safe. We recognize that NY state has taken aggressive steps to help limit the risks to residents, and support local governments, and we commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in this crisis. Please keep an eye on the “Village of Piermont” Facebook page for up to date information and helpful links”.
We acknowledge that these are troubling times, and that everyone is stressed, scared, and confused, and will continue to work to provide support for our residents at all levels. We urge you to try to find small ways to maintain serenity in your life and be compassionate towards your friends and neighbors in our community.
Our local businesses are an important part of the vibrant fabric of life in Piermont, and this crisis is having a heavy impact on them. Any way that you can support our local businesses to weather this storm will help them bounce back once the weather is clear. The Piermont Chamber of Commerce has some suggestions on ways to help support local businesses that you can check out on their Facebook page.
These are tumultuous and frightening times for all of us, but if we stick together as a Community and obey the rules, we will get through this. Piermont has faced adversity many times over the years. We got through past disasters, and we will get through this one. Piermont has THE BEST First Responders, Department Heads, and Village Employees. Rest assured that you are in good hands!
Remember – the number one way you can help us get over this crisis is to stay home!
Mayor Bruce Tucker and the Piermont Village Board of Trustees