Mayor Christian Provenzano took approximately three minutes to talk directly to the community before tonight’s council meeting.
He noted that there is a 10-14 day delay from when people test positive, to when the event happened where they contracted the virus.
With that said he believes we can control these numbers by adjusting our behavior.
“If we focus on the public health advice we’re receiving, and if we collectively abide by that public health advice, we will see our numbers drop 10 to 14 days from now.” said Provenzano. “So we just want to really encourage everyone in our community to follow the public health advice.”
He then reiterated some of the advice.
- Stay home as much as possible
- Social distance
- If you are out and about wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Don’t touch your face
He also supported the decision by Algoma Public Health in regards to schools.
“I think it is a good decision that our high school students are not currently in school,” said Provenzano. “I want to thank all of the parents of elementary age students who are working through the challenges of having your children at home. For those of us who can keep our children at home, it makes the classroom safer because there are less children in the classroom.”
He thanked teachers, early childhood educators and daycare workers for being the daily hero’s they are.
He closed with a final statement.
“I am very confident and optimistic that we can turn our numbers around and that we could, again make sure that our numbers are as low as possible that we all agree to collectively follow the public health that we’re receiving. Want to thank our public health for a lot of very challenging work during a very difficult time.”