CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #7 FROM MAYOR MICHAEL LAVORATA
May 15, 2020
Dear Village Residents:
On a community level, we here in the Village of Lindenhurst continue to closely monitor the ever-changing developments of the COVID-19 virus with New York State, Suffolk County, and Babylon Town officials. We will continue to follow the lead of the Executive Orders of our Governor.
As I write this, Newsday reports that there are now 571 people in Lindenhurst Village with the Coronavirus. I continue to pray for each and every one of them for a speedy recovery, as well as for those mourning loved ones; family and friends who have been taken from us too soon from this virus. The curve continues to flatten, but it is still so important to remain vigilant.
On a sad note, this year’s Lindenhurst Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the United Veterans Council, has been cancelled. Although we will miss the pomp and pageantry of the parade, there are still many ways that our Lindenhurst Community can show our respect and support for the veterans and fallen heroes of our country. I suggest you hang an American flag, or raise one out on your lawn. You can make signs that say a word of thanks for our veterans, and place them in your window or post them on your lawn.
On another regretful note, based on an abundance of caution, the Village Board has decided to cancel this year’s Summer Youth Recreation Program at Village Park. With recent revelations concerning the Coronavirus showing up in children, I would be heartbroken if any of our Lindenhurst youth got sick while attending the camp.
During this uncertain and stressful time, please remember to slow down and remain positive. We will get back to some sort of normalcy very soon. We have come a long way, but we still have a little more to go. A new day is dawning. In the meantime, not only practice self- care, but please remember to be kind to one another. Small acts of kindness are big acts of love for those in need. Please look out for your neighbors, especially those who are most vulnerable. Many of our neighbors need emotional support and love.
We are blessed to live in our caring, connected Lindenhurst Community. We are Lindenhurst Strong. We will get through this together. Stay safe and be well.
Michael A. Lavorata, Mayor