Demand for the COVID vaccine continues to outweigh the supply. The current number of vaccines allocated for New York State is still low, which is somewhat frustrating for all of us, especially as we continue to deal with the uncertainties COVID-19 has brought to our lives over the past year. However, if we can all be patient for a little longer, we will get to the light at the end of the tunnel. An April appointment may seem far away, but it is sooner than you think. Also, if you are not eligible, please do not attempt to make an appointment yet.
Until everyone who wants to be vaccinated is vaccinated, it is vital to the health and wellbeing of us all to continue to adhere to the recommendations mandated by the State of New York. I know that many of us have pandemic fatigue; growing tired and weary of wearing a mask, social distancing, Zoom meetings, etc. However, Coronavirus cases are still high in Suffolk County. As I write this, Newsday reports an average increase of 11 new cases daily over the last week in Lindenhurst Village. But as the Lindenhurst Community, we are all in this together! We can all continue to contribute by limiting social gatherings, and being mindful of basic personal hygiene and protection. Washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and limiting unnecessary social contact will help stop the spread of the virus.
As I always say, the most valuable resource of the Lindenhurst Community is our people. When possible, we must lend a helping hand to those in need. Please share any thoughts that you may have to help continue to keep Lindenhurst a great place to live. I continue to keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. With everyone’s help, we will put an end to this crisis. I remain grateful to serve as your Mayor.