As Chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners I want to ensure you our county is providing the best information for your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our EMA Office, our Commissioners, our Department of Public Health, health care providers, First Responders, Public Safety, Mayors and Councils and service agencies are all highly engaged in a collective effort to lessen the impact of COVID-19 in our county. We have to prepare for the worst, hoping for the best.
Please follow the CDC guidelines to the letter. Practice social distancing, wash and sanitize your hands, clean surfaces, travel only if necessary and do not compromise the health of others. Let’s each do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread. I personally ask you to report any violators of the no more than 10 rule in any one setting to the respective law enforcement agencies. We do not want to cause a local epidemic or overwhelm our health care providers with unnecessary cases. If you feel sick, stay home. The CDC’s help line is open 24-7. Call them for any questions you may have. In addition to the CDC I strongly advise you to make yourself continually aware of the recommendations from the governor’s office, the Department of Public Health, the county and municipalities.
I am overwhelmed by the spirit of togetherness and volunteerism that is being displayed. Special thanks to those agencies, businesses and individuals that have provided any kind gesture to our school children, healthcare workers, first responders , public safety officials, senior citizens and others. We are in this together. This too shall pass. Until then, be wise, be safe, and be encouraged.
Donald Lovette, Chairman
Liberty County Board of Commissioners