Do you, your family, or neighbors need face masks? With the support of Monroe County, all of the towns and villages across the county will be hosting a FREE mask give-away this Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. We will also look to hand out masks on Wednesday, May 13; the time for this event will be announced early next week. I have asked Town Councilman Bob Ockenden, a member of the Fire Service and Chairman of the Town Board’s Public Safety Committee, to coordinate this distribution. We have been provided enough masks to give each Penfield resident four surgical masks. As I said in my remarks yesterday, wearing a mask says “I care about you” to people you encounter. Making these masks available and for residents to use when they HAVE TO BE OUT IN PUBLIC will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community.
May 6 is National Nurses Day, a day we recognize the important role nurses play in our lives. This year, the coronavirus has brought the heroic work of nurses front and center every day for many weeks now. With more than three million working nurses in the United States today, nurses make up the highest percentage of the nation's healthcare workforce. On behalf of the Penfield community, I offer our gratitude to nurses everywhere for their knowledge, professionalism, and caring commitment to the people of our community and nation. To nurses who live in Penfield, we are proud to be your neighbors.
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