We all know that this is a very controversial subject and not all agree that this is the threat it is being treated as. However, it is your council and your commissioner’s job to keep our communities safe from threats or potential threats. We are all acting with human safety as the first priority. We see very few DOCUMENTED cases of COVID 19 here on the coast and we want to keep it that way. As explained today in a joint mayors meeting with our county commissioners only about 1% of our local population has been tested so the threat we all face is still unknown. And as you have seen on the news in other parts of the world/US, this virus has attacked people of all ages. We are not willing to take chances with the health of our community. This clearly creates an even bigger financial downfall for our community and that is nearly as scary as the threat itself.
Please continue to practice social distancing, wear your face masks when appropriate and do your part staying home as much as possible. I know this is very tough but we are all in the same boat folks.
As more information comes forward I will continue to share what I know.
City of Siletz Mayor