It is an unusual feeling when one loses track of time, what day of the week it is, or even must wonder for a moment what month it is. I’m certain that has happened to most of us at least once over the past month and a half as life has become transformed to a new temporary normal.
There have been many inconveniences and even more inconsistencies regarding available information, regulations, suggestions and data. What is clear, however, is that we are not out of the woods yet. Data seems to be trending in the right direction, but it is hard to see how the government will effectively lead an exit strategy and reopen our economies.
Some recent news is the opening of marinas for recreation purposes. I strongly suggest you contact a marina prior to showing up to make some sort of arrangement. They are still required to follow social distancing measures. The governor has now made it mandatory to wear a mask in public where you cannot remain socially distant. A mask is any sort of device that covers your mouth and your nose and does NOT need to be a special N95 or surgical mask.
Last week, I held a tele-townhall with nearly 400 village residents. We discussed what we are dealing with as a community and shared ideas for how we can help local first responders and seniors in our community. I plan on having another tele-townhall within a week or so and invite you to join in. You will be able to call into the town hall and join in on the conversation. The phone number for the next town hall and specific details will soon be located on the Village website at www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org.
Village Hall: 477-9215
OC Health Hotline: 291-2330
COVID-19 Hotline: 888-364-3065
Anthony Wayne Testing: 888-364-3065
Business Concerns: 360-0231
Senior Food Hotline: 615-3700
Consumer Affairs: 360-6700
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Apr. 22 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.