April, 2020


April Mayor’s Column

We are all experiencing a challenging, unpredictable, and anxious moment in our history, both locally and nationally. The news and updates are coming faster than we can keep up with them, and every one of us is affected in some way. As we navigate this challenge, we, as a community, can lean on our strength: working together. Let’s continue doing our part to support one another, to stay safe, and to save lives.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 has changed our way of life in ways that we have never experienced before. Wellington Emergency Officials have been monitoring the outbreak and its progression very closely. We will continue taking all necessary measures and precautions to protect the health and well-being of our residents as we navigate through this extraordinary situation. Things have moved quickly, and the pandemic is affecting our community in unprecedented ways.

Although this is a very serious matter, there is no cause for panic. If we all continue to follow federal and local health recommendations, this too shall pass.

During this challenging and unprecedented time, your community is here for you. Despite recent changes in operations, like the closure of all Village parks and facilities, Village staff continue working to provide essential services. They will continue to work behind the scenes, serving you online at wellingtonfl.gov and via phone at 561-791-4000.

Do your part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. Please help our community lead by example. Don’t leave your home unless you absolutely have to. Wash your hands regularly and don’t touch your face. If you have any flu-like symptoms, contact your doctor and the Florida Department of Health.

We are lucky that we have the internet as a means to stay informed and connected to each other. Use it to reach out to friends and family. Staying home now can help us save lives. We all need to work together to flatten the curve. Continue to stay informed by watching the news.

If you haven’t done so already, visit the Village’s Coronavirus Update & Information web page at wellingtonfl.gov/Coronavirus. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Sign up for Nextdoor.

These are tough times for neighbors everywhere. We’re working from home, home-schooling children, sharing cramped living spaces, caring for a sick family member, or all of the above. And many people are experiencing much more difficult situations than this. Treat your neighbors with compassion. Remember that we are all in this together—now more than ever. Our community is strong and our best asset is our people. We will all get through this together.