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Create Community While We Stay Safe: a Message from Mayor Susan Cleveland-Knowles

Post Date:03/20/2020 7:40 PM

Friday, March 20, 2020        
Dear Sausalito,

I know it's been a stressful week with information developing rapidly on the COVID-19 pandemic. So much has happened in seven days. I am grateful that our Bay Area counties, including Marin, and our governor have taken swift action to slow the spread of the virus. While this creates a great hardship for many of us — including our local workers and businesses — and is an inconvenience for all of us, it is so important that we follow county and state health officer orders. It is wonderful to see Sausalito complying thoroughly and positively in these uncertain times.

Please know that your City leadership — myself, as your mayor, and my fellow City Council members Ray Withy, Joan Cox, Joe Burns, and Tom Reilly, together with City Manager Adam Politzer and his staff — is staying in constant touch with our health officials at the county and state levels to be sure our decisions are fully informed by the best available information. Addressing the pandemic and its impacts to our community, especially those most impacted, is our top priority.

Please read the information in today's Sausalito Currents and make sure to get your information from responsible sources, including those listed on our City website. Please stay healthy by continuing to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and following all of the recommendations of our health officers.

Your local, county, state, and federal governments are working full time — not only to slow the spread of the disease, but also to provide economic and other assistance to those impacted by this crisis. The State of California has created a page with information and resources for workers and employers. The Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider a county-wide eviction moratorium on Tuesday, March 24.

Please remember that there are so many ways that we can continue to create community and demonstrate our humanity while we stay safe. Neighbors are reaching out with friendly waves, check-in e-mails and phone calls, and posts on social media. I have been moved and gratified by the outpouring from our local residents of offers of support for our vulnerable residents, the hard work of our local support organizations, the continued perseverance of our health care workers and teachers, and the commitment of our local business to do their best for their customers and employees in this trying time.

Let's continue to work together to keep our community healthy, safe, and strong.

  - Mayor Susan Cleveland-Knowles


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