Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

COVID-19, a new form of Coronavirus, is a respiratory virus. To learn how to protect yourself and your family against the virus,  go to: www.cdc.gov/ COVID19-symptoms
 
What is the Town of Marlinton doing? 

Current plans are to continue business as normally as possible. I have asked the Chief Water Plant Operator to calculate how many days’ worth of chemicals are on hand and to plan accordingly. The Town has been in contact with local leaders and will continue to follow State and Federal recommendations. County leaders are planning a meeting to discuss emergency operations and communication plans. In the short-term, expect certain events and services to be changed, postponed or cancelled.

Municipal Building events will be held to groups of 50 or fewer, until further notice. During an event, if someone becomes sick, they should be immediately separated from the group and asked to leave the building, as soon as possible.

What is the MTA Public Transportation doing? 

Transportation Manager Tim Thomas reports that service will continue. Seats and surfaces are sanitized following each run. 

Be vigilant and active.

Be aware. 

Don’t be afraid. 

As of Monday March 16, 85 deaths had been recorded in the United States. By comparison, the CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in 12,000 to 61,000 deaths annually since 2010. This figure was taken from as many as 45 million cases. 
According to 2017 estimates, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year. Headline Health news says millions are panicking over a disease they are unlikely to get, and very likely to survive if they do get it. 

What you should do? 

Wash your hands. 

Don’t panic. 

Let not your hearts be troubled. 

One day at a time works best.

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