Councilor James Robinson
BY JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor
I personally wanted to first begin by thanking all those workers in our food and retail service. The last week has brought a tremendous amount of change to our daily lives, and every one of you has handled the crowds with grace and patience.
I also would like to give thanks our amazing community. As soon as it was announced the schools and other services were closing, social media groups were created to help organize volunteers to get those people who are in need what they require to get through this trying time.
When the need comes, Los Alamos always steps up.
The path COVID-19 or Coronavirus will take is always changing, I highly recommend everyone keep in touch with the local media for any additional change that will come to our community. As new information becomes available, we will do our best to get it out as fast as possible. Our county leadership is working hard to ensure that essential services are maintained as they also reduce personal contact.
As we see more efforts for social isolation take effect, I encourage everyone to find inventive ways to check in on those who might not have regular social interaction. We live in the digital and communication age, and we are very inventive community. A phone call can mean the world to someone who might not have family around.
We, as a community, have weathered wild fires, snow storms, artic blasts and bomb cyclones. We will weather this virus, and come out stronger and better prepared for the next pandemic. I encourage everyone to take notes on how COVID-19 has affected you or your family. Once the virus has passed, lets come together and work to build community initiatives to better prepare ourselves for the next virus. We did that after Cerro Grande, and it made us better prepared for Las Conchas.
As always, if possible:
- Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
- Maintain social distancing
- Avoid touching your eyes and face