CORONAVIRUS UPDATE #5 FROM MAYOR MICHAEL LAVORATA
April 29, 2020
Dear Village Residents:
Thank you for your continued support as the Governor’s stay-at-home order continues in place, and has now been extended to May 15th. As I write this, there are 447 reported people in Lindenhurst Village with the Coronavirus. I pray for each and every one of them for a speedy recovery. I also pray for those who are mourning their loved ones; family and friends who have been taken from us too soon because of this virus. Thankfully, the curve seems to be flattening, but it is still important to remain vigilant.
In my on-going messages, we at Village Hall are trying to provide our residents with the most up-to-date information on how our Village is coping with this unprecedented situation. Village Hall is currently still closed to the public, but our staff is still working, on-site and remotely, to keep our Village running and provide residents with any assistance. We are prepared and ready to re-open Village Hall, and our Rainbow Senior Citizens Center, as soon as the Governor allows us to do so.
I continue to find myself thankful for the small things we are still able to enjoy, that I confess I previously took for granted. For example, the beautiful, scenic view from our Charles J. Cowan Village Marina of the Great South Bay, Fire Island, Fire Island Lighthouse, the monument at Robert Moses State Park, the Captree Bridge, Ocean Parkway, Cedar and Gilgo Beach Marinas. With renewed awe, I appreciate how majestic this view is from our Lindenhurst community. So on a positive note, our Village Marina on South Wellwood Avenue remains open to the public, but you MUST wear a face mask, and practice safe, social distancing. Go down to the Marina, take a deep breath of fresh air, and enjoy the simple things in life and the beauty of Long Island.
I also miss, and took for granted, going to our local Lindenhurst restaurants and eateries. I am grateful to still be able to enjoy takeout meals, and exchanging a quick, friendly hello with the hardworking owners and staff of these establishments, but that cannot replace sitting down and enjoying the atmosphere and visiting with each other. I so look forward to the day I can enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of our wonderful eateries.
I once again extend a big thank you to the Lindenhurst Fire Department volunteer First Responders, Rescue Company, and EMTs. I am grateful to Chiefs Craig Santoli, Michael DeGregorio, Dave Collins, and Robert Santos for their leadership in overseeing the Fire Department’s response to the pandemic here in Lindenhurst. I also, again, thank our Department of Public Works employees for picking up our garbage and recyclables daily, and I continue to be grateful for our doctors, nurses, and hospital workers who are on the front-line every day trying to save lives.
God bless. Be well. Stay safe. Remain strong. Remember that social distancing will not stop love, peace, our friendship, and Lindy Pride. We are “Lindy Strong” and I am proud to be your Mayor.
Michael A. Lavorata, Mayor