As we head into the weekend I would like to share a few reminders.
Spring is here and so is the mulch pile at the town hall campus on Columbus Crossing near the softball fields. Activity has picked up in recent days as people are eager to get to yard work and gardening chores. Please, to make the mulch pile safe for all, we ask that visitors to the pile observe social distancing and wear face masks. Also, if you have children or pets with you, keep them inside your vehicle—do not let them outside to wander near or on the pile.
There is a lot of interest in the Monroe County/Town of Penfield FREE surgical mask give-away this Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. We have received a few questions about this giveaway. First, the distribution team will not check for proof of residency. Given that Monroe County is doing this give-away with all towns and villages there is really no reason for anyone to go to another town to get masks. Family members of vulnerable Penfield residents may pick up masks for their loved ones; what’s most important is that we get masks to residents who need them. If you have any questions about this mask give-away contact the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Here is a link to all Monroe County’s towns/villages mask distribution sites for this Saturday, May 9, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/health-COVID-19-masks
Yesterday, Monroe County announced ROC COVID, a new community screening tool to track potential hot spots and at risk populations and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The online survey tool takes only seconds to complete. It consists of a few questions that residents are encouraged to answer daily, even when they have no symptoms. Questions include whether they have a fever, a cough, chills or other primary coronavirus symptoms, as well as basic demographic information. Residents who participate will receive daily email reminders to take the survey.
I signed up yesterday. As promised, it was quick and easy to set up my account. This morning it took me just a few seconds and a few clicks to answer one question about how I was feeling at the time. If you would like to participate go to ROCCOVID.org. You can read more about this project at https://www.monroecounty.gov/?q=node/9396.
This Sunday will be a different kind of Mother’s Day—even the weather won’t give moms a break! I wish mothers everywhere a happy Mother's Day. Enjoy your families in new and creative ways and be safe.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain