Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore penned an open letter to the citizens of Smithfield on Thursday amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
“I’ve served as a council member or Mayor through hurricanes, floods, ice storms, snow storms, large fires, town blackouts, economically depressed times, and I’ve even come really close to having to evacuate the entire town due to an accident on I-95 involving an overturned truck carrying cyanide. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have thought that Smithfield, our county, state and country would be going through something like COVID-19 and its far reaching magnitude.”
“Things are changing daily, if not hourly, and there is a lot of uncertainty within our town and across our great nation. There is one thing, however, of which I am certain… with all of us working together, and having patience, we will get through this.”
“While we don’t know when the COVID-19 pandemic will pass, it will indeed pass, and I have no doubt that the Town of Smithfield and the great people who live here will come out stronger when this crisis ends.”
“In this troubling time, the Town of Smithfield is committed to doing all we can do to respond (to) the COVID-19 pandemic. Accurate communication is vitally important during this time of global uncertainty. You can rest assured that the Town of Smithfield has taken, and will continue to take, measures to sustain the proper service continuity to our citizens while simultaneously protecting our employees’ health and well-being.”