In light of the current situation involving COVID-19, I have been working closely with our City Manager and our emergency response team so that we stay up to date with the recommendations and directives set forth by officials at the local, state, and federal levels.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. As you go about your daily lives, please take precautionary measures to ensure your health and safety. Please stay home if you are sick and do what you can to practice recommended social distancing so that we can all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are concerned that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider.
Now more than ever we need to look out for one another and refrain from panic. Happy Valley is a strong, tight-knit community and our tendency has been to support each other and lend a helping hand when necessary.
Please check on elderly family members and neighbors, as well as those with underlying health conditions. These groups are our most vulnerable and older adults and adults with underlying health conditions may need some help. A call or email to inquire if your assistance is needed is suggested whenever possible. I’ve seen several threads on Facebook and Nextdoor already where members of our community are offering to pick up groceries and other supplies for residents who may not be able to do this themselves. Thank you to those who are able and willing to do this. Happy Valley is truly comprised of compassionate people.
I am proud of our city staff who are working diligently to help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to this unprecedented event. The City will continue to deliver updates regarding general impacts as they arise, so please check the City’s website and follow us on Facebook for the most current information. Thank you for your continued patience as we work on providing these updates and for your help in supporting one another.