Amite Council will meet Tuesday with restrictions
From the desk of
Amite City Mayor Walter Daniels
Thursday, April 30, 2020
As we all know by now, our Governor John Bel Edwards has extended our stay-at-home order until at least May 15, 2020. The Town of Amite City will to continue to abide by the mandates sent to us by the Governor’s Office, the CDC and the Louisiana Dept. of Health and Human Services.
I strongly urge all our residents to stay-at-home if at all possible. If and when the need occurs to leave your home for medicine, groceries or any necessity please only one person go, not the entire family. Continue social distancing, hand-washing often, using hand sanitizer and you must wear a mask in public.
Please read and follow this advice:
--If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work.
--If your children are sick, keep them at home.
--If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work.
--If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
--If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
--Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
--Work from home whenever possible.
--If you work in a critical industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
--Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food pickups.
--Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
--Practice good hygiene
--Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
--Avoid touching your face.
--Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
--Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
By doing all of these things, our town and our families can return to the “new” normal as soon as possible.
Our next Amite Town Council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. with restrictions. Only in attendance will be the five Councilmen, City Clerk Mary Lou Lee, Office Administrator Susan Frazier, Police Chief Jerry Trabona, the City Attorney and myself. All others can view “live” on Face book Amite City. If anyone would like to submit a question or statement for public comment, please submit to City Clerk Mary Lou Lee before noon on Friday, May 1, 2020.
I would also like to thank the good Lord Jesus Christ that our town has been limited on COVID 19 cases and deaths. To those who have been affected, I pray for peace and comfort.
Again, I would ask everyone to support our local businesses, use their curb side service and wear your mask. The businesses are the backbone of our great town. They are doing the best they can to continue to serve our community and keep their businesses afloat. Soon we will all be back together.
In closing, I want to remind our residents although the doors of City Hall are closed, we are still hard at work. You can call City Hall at 985-748-8761 anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. If you need to conduct business inside, we will set an appointment time. Our garbage, water and road crews are still working to provide all the services our residents are accustomed too. A special acknowledgement of all the city employees, they are going above and beyond to insure all city functions are being handled properly.
Times are rough right now, but through compliance and prayer, our town and our residents will come out of this better and stronger than ever.