As of Apr. 13, there are 308 positive cases of the Coronavirus in the Town of Warwick so if you had any doubts about it happening to someone you know, you should dispel that notion. Fortunately, by and large Warwick residents are doing their part to stop the spread. It is more important than ever to follow CDC guidelines (www.cdc.gov) and wash your hands frequently, wear a mask or face covering when in a store or interacting with other people and keep your distance when out in public. We are beginning to see the light, but now it’s time to double down and beat this virus.
Great efforts in our Town continue to inspire and give us hope. The banners thanking essential workers (#YouAreEssentialToUs) and the ringing of bells throughout the Valley on Easter Sunday are just two of these that help us carry on. The “Adopt A Town of Warwick Senior” volunteers, our Friendly Visitor Program volunteers and the average citizens who simply help a neighbor show what a great community really is. Thank you all!
While our Dial-A-Bus system has stopped routine runs their office is still taking calls and providing critical need rides to our senior citizens. Please call 986-2877, and our staff will return your call in an effort to accommodate your need.
“Adopt A Town of Warwick Senior” is an incredible effort that has grown to over 250 volunteers willing to connect with a senior who needs grocery shopping or medication delivery. If you have not been contacted or wish to get help from the group please call my office at Town Hall at 986-1120, ext. 240, and we will put you in touch. You can also visit them on Facebook/Adopt A Town of Warwick Senior.
Please help protect our trash hauling vendors from the Coronavirus exposure by placing your trash in bags that are tied and placed in your garbage receptacles.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board, as per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, will be closed to the public but can be viewed live via the Zoom app on Thurs., Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. A link to the meeting will be placed in our official newspaper, the Warwick Valley Dispatch, and on www.townofwarwick.org. All future meetings will be conducted in this manner until the Governor’s order is lifted.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Apr. 15 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.