The "New Normal" Continues
As we all cope with the challenges of the “new normal," I hope this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and safe. After a very long four months, many of us have become accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing. On a positive note, I’m pleased to see residents patronizing the local businesses since they reopened and taking advantage of the warm weather by dining outside at restaurants and enjoying other outdoor activities.
As you may know, the Town, as well as the rest of New York State is now in Phase Four of the Governor’s reopening plan. However, as a safety precaution, the Governor scaled back some businesses that were scheduled to open in Phase Four, such as gyms and certain personal care services.
Town officials, along with officials of the Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck and the two school districts continue to meet on a regular basis. At the TVS (Town-Village-School) meetings, we discuss ways in which, as a group, we can better serve our residents and students. The primary goal of these meetings is to improve the quality of life of residents and students by exchanging ideas and information about government and school operations. One of the major challenges that lies ahead is how to safely reopen schools this fall.
As Coronavirus cases continue to spike in other parts of the country, we need to be aware that if we let our guard down, we may be headed in the wrong direction as well. It is imperative that we wear masks, wash our hands frequently and maintain social distancing, so that we continue to progress and move forward by controlling the spread of the virus.