Good evening fellow Rotarians,
This evening Oklahoma City Mayor, David Holt declared a state of emergency for the city of Oklahoma City. The full story can be read here.
The focus of Mayor Holt’s message is to exercise social distance; and let’s stay ahead of the Coronavirus. All social gatherings with 50 or more people are halted at specific venues. “Limiting close personal contact is our only real tool of mitigation, and on the advice of public health officials, and with the confirmation of local spread, we feel it is now time to do more,” said Mayor Holt. “I do not proclaim this state of emergency casually, and I am fully aware of the gravity of the moment. But this is a time to protect the people of Oklahoma City.”
Local public health officials underscored the necessity of the proclamation.
“This will be an important step to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of this pandemic on our community,” said Dr. Gary Raskob, chairman of the OCCHD Board of Health. Please heed the advice of our health officials; and be prudent in conducting club functions for the next few weeks. (Forward any and all you deem appropriate.)
Together, we save lives. Thriving communities start with healthy people. That’s why Rotary clubs organize health screenings, host blood drives, and connect neighbor to medical resources. Working together to save lives - that’s what people of action do.
Yours in Rotary,
Lance Singleton
District Governor 2019-2020
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”