Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris state that the city will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely so that the city does not reopen and ease the prudent measures to early, which could potentially expose residents to a second wave of the virus.
“We must all stay ever vigilant. We will continue to stress the need to our federal and state officials for additional target testing of our hot spot areas before any talk about reopening can be considered in order to build strong public, business, consumer, and hospital confidence to identify, isolate, mitigate, contact trace and heal these potential hot spot areas,” Mayor Sarno said. “Our goal is to continue to monitor potential COVID-19 cluster locations across the city. We will continue to work with our local hospitals, healthcare facilities, and the state to do target testing and contact tracing through their/our neighborhood community health centers, which are strategically located in these hot spot areas. Again, Commissioner Caulton-Harris and myself cannot stress enough the importance to adhering to all of the public health, personal hygiene and social distancing procedures. Though they might seem simple and common sense, they will play a pivotal role in starving and killing this virus.