Letter from Council
Our community is facing an unpredictable environment today. As our day to day lives are impacted, let’s strive to remember one thing: we are a community. We may live in different neighborhoods. We may be young or old. We may be small business owners or employees of larger companies. We may hold different religious beliefs. We have all faced different challenges in our lives. It is all these differences that make Logan stronger, resilient and equipped to thrive in these days ahead.
We thank Logan City staff and our Mayor for their coordination with the Bear River Health Department and Cache County leadership to keep our community at large safe. We thank our city employees for continuing to bring water, power, police and fire services, garbage collection and all the other services needed to keep the lights on and us safe in our homes. We thank the employees of Parks and Recreation and other service areas that have been curtailed for their willingness to alter their work schedules to keep us safe.
We thank our citizens for following the guidelines put in place by Governor Herbert and the Federal Government to slow the spread of COVID-19 despite the strain it may place on them. We thank our school district and teaching staff for providing Grab and Go lunches each day. The safest place for children during this time is at home and the CDC has information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html to help us keep them safe.
Please continue to practice social distancing. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. Other examples include working from home instead of the office, visiting loved ones by electronic devices instead of in person, canceling or postponing large gatherings. Cancellations of activities helps stop or slow down the spread of disease allowing the health care system to more readily care for patients over time. And we all know the importance of washing our hands frequently today.
Individuals who may have had close contact with confirmed cases will be notified by the health department. Public health officials, health care professionals and our city's emergency response teams are coordinating their efforts to ensure effective communication and response.
We do not deny that these are trying times. It can be difficult to see the impact our efforts make in the moment. We are a social people after all. Underlying it all, however, we are a caring community that has always supported those who on their own are not as well equipped.
We are unified in our efforts to address COVID-19, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Our number one priority is the health and safety of all our residents, especially our children and vulnerable older adults. As facts and guidance change, please stay updated by visiting brhd.org or our city’s webpage - loganutah.org. We look forward to the time when we can all gather once again to celebrate our community’s strength in working together.
Amy Anderson, Mark Anderson, Jess Bradfield, Tom Jensen and Jeannie Simmonds