Despite the suffering of so many of our friends, family members and neighbors, and the terrible loss of life, we may be able to take solace in the apparent flattening of the curve. For the first time in many weeks, the number of patients being discharged from hospitals after a successful bout with Covid-19 is larger than the number of new admissions. Governor Cuomo and other informed political and medical leaders believe that we have reached the apex and we are now on the path to recovery.
While this is wonderful news, it does not signal an “all-clear” so that we can immediately return to our pre-pandemic lifestyles and habits. We must continue to observe the behaviors and practices that have brought us to this plateau. Let’s not become complacent about any of the precautions that have enabled us to slow the pace of the disease. In addition, if we continue to observe the following guidelines, we will give the biomedical research community the time they need to find a vaccine and a cure.
- Practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings of any kind and staying at least six feet apart during necessary interactions.
- Wear a face mask when outdoors, and when in the company of others indoors (such as stores, banks, and at work in essential jobs).
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and dry them thoroughly.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Properly dispose of gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes. Never throw them on the ground or out a car window, even if no one is watching. If you are unsure on how to properly remove and dispose gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes please watch this video tutorial.
We extend our sincerest wishes for good health to you and your loved ones, so that we will all get through this together.
Benjamin Weinstock, Mayor
Ari Brown, Deputy Mayor
Myrna Zisman, Trustee
Israel Wasser, Trustee
Daniel Plaut, Truste