To my Fellow Hamiltonians –
Yesterday marked a new chapter in our
collective fight against COVID-19, a foe we can’t see, smell or touch. We face
this challenge not knowing when our fight will be over but knowing as a
community and as a nation, we will get through this together.
Each and every day has presented new
information, new questions and new decisions to make. We will continue to make
every decision understanding the first priority is to keep all of us safe. We
also strive to keep you informed of the new
information and our decisions through daily updates so you can make the best
decisions to keep you and your families safe.
As of 8pm yesterday, many of our
bars, restaurants and other businesses face an uncertain future. After work, I
made sure to visit many of our hometown establishments that are part of the
fabric of our community. Each and every owner told me the exact same thing – we
know there is sacrifice ahead but we will overcome. I ask you, the residents of
Hamilton, to do your best and support our small businesses – the very backbone
of our community.
From where I sit, your
collective spirit is inspiring and makes me Hamilton Proud!