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Thursday, March 19, 2020
The pace of what's happening around us seems to pick up more and more each day, so I wanted to send along some updates about what's happening here in Gwinnett and with the election. Of course, first and foremost, I hope you are all healthy and practicing social distancing! Here's a picture of our family at home from yesterday - being home all the time isn't easy but we are grateful for the time together and for our health.
I'll be hosting a town-hall on Facebook Live tonight at 6:00 p.m. (recording available) to discuss COVID19 and Gwinnett County's response, the election, the campaign, and just to check in with people to see how they're doing. Please join and say hi! The video will remain up afterwards if you can't make it.
Here are our updates:
- First, be safe! These guidelines from the CDC are a great tool to help keep you and all of us safe, so please follow them and wash those hands!
- The Presidential Primary has been postponed and will now occur on the same day at our race, May 19. If you voted early for the Presidential Primary, you can and should still vote for the May 19 Primary via your voting method of choice. The situation is fluid, so please keep checking back for updates.
- Gwinnett County recently declared a State of Emergency, as did the President and the Governor of Georgia. Gwinnett County's proclamation grants it emergency powers to help respond to this crisis, and I support Commissioner Nash's decision here wholeheartedly. More than ever we see how interconnected we are, and harnessing the county's full strength to take this challenge head-on is very necessary.
- If you or someone you know is struggling with food, here are some resources that can assist:
• Gwinnett County School Meals
• North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry
• Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry
• Norcross Cooperative Ministry
• Southeast Gwinnett Co-op
• Hands of Christ: Duluth Cooperative
- If you or someone you know works in the food industry and have lost your income due to COVID-19, The Giving Kitchen may be able to help you through these hard times. Please reach out.
- Many of you have asked about our campaign. We have suspended all in-person events and outreach, including canvassing. So, for now we're going all virtual! Obviously this is challenging for an extrovert like me to not be able to see y'all and shake hands and hug you, but we are doing our part.
Again, join me tonight at 6pm on Facebook (recording available)! I want to hear from you, so even if you can't make it but have questions, please email them or send them via Facebook.
I love Gwinnett, and I love all of you. Please be safe and be in touch.
Facing This Together
Friday, March 13, 2020
Many of you have reached out and are understandably stressed about the uncertain effects Coronavirus may have on our lives and our communities. More than ever, it has become apparent just how connected we all are.
I am confident that Gwinnett County Government is doing everything they can to ensure day-to-day operations are uninterrupted so you can continue receiving vital services like clean water, trash pick-up, and public safety. While we must be diligent and use best practices from the experts to keep us safe and limit the spread of the virus, we also must acknowledge that our collective strength together is what makes us strong and will allow us to weather this storm.
As your next Commission Chair, I will work diligently to ensure that our emergency planning efforts are in concert with all of our major institutions to include our public health organizations, and that citizens receive real-time communications and updates to stay informed and ahead of any crisis.
Here are some guidelines from the CDC about how to protect yourself - stay informed and get your information from reliable sources. Please consider donating to your local food bank, check in on your neighbors, and be vigilant. We are strongest when we work together. I am proud of our community here in Gwinnett and confident we will emerge from this as strong as ever. Best wishes for health to you and your loved ones.