A Message from Mayor Ford Greene
As San Anselmo’s Mayor, I am checking in with you about our progress and status regarding beating back the bug. As you probably know, we are very lucky to live in the Bay Area. We are fortunate in that we have a high level of awareness and concomitant ability to respond in an emergency.
As I noted a couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area leads the nation in taking effective, smart action to slow down the rate of infection. Our ability to Shelter in Place and practice good hygiene is producing good results. While Marin County continues to suffer increasing viral contamination and some deaths, the rapidity of the incidents is flattening which is what we want. Even so we are not out of the woods and must not become overconfident.
More than anything else right now, I want to convey that now is the time not to get cocky and complacent. Now is the time to double down on our conscientiousness and to continue to hone our good habits of Sheltering in Place, maintaining sufficient physical distances when we are in public, being aware of what we touch when we leave our homes, sanitize our cars, and not to touch our faces until we return home and have thoroughly washed our hands for 20 seconds including under our fingernails.
In addition, when venturing out in public, now is the time to wear a mask. One feature of the virus is that one can spread it while oneself is entirely asymptomatic. In other words, you can have it, not know it and therefore spread it around. Since the way a carrier contaminates others is through microscopic droplets coming out of one’s mouth and nose, wearing a mask is imperative in the prevention of inadvertent contamination of others.
The County of Marin has just extended its Shelter in Place and Park Closure orders until the beginning of May. While the novelty of change in lifestyle has largely worn off and is becoming oppressive, practicing good enough protective behavior continues to be imperative in keeping that curve flattened. In order to protect ourselves, we have to protect others. In order to protect others, we have to protect ourselves. Protection in general is reciprocal.
Thank you again for your continued awareness and recognition of the problem’s seriousness and for your willingness to work together to confront our present challenges.
Remember, the sanest thing you can do is to stay home which you have kept safe. Identify protocols to preserve the germ-free safety of your sanctuary. When you venture out in public, wear a mask. We must continue to work together to effectively fight.
I want to thank those of you who are paying attention to the infirm and elderly and helping them in the requirements of daily living, including obtaining groceries and other things.
Thank you, again, for continuing to be such a great community and for continuing to work together to face and prevail in this very challenging time. Now is not the time to get complacent or cocky. It is the time to double down.
For a summary of the new Shelter-in-Place Order, click here.