Good Evening Residents:
More and more information is coming out about the spread of the virus in our area. It is clear the virus is growing quickly and is all around us. In Sun City Palm Desert in just a little over two weeks the virus has grown from 10 cases and no deaths to 21 cases and 1 death. The City of Indio as grown from 15 deaths to 34 deaths and the County of Riverside cases have grown from 11,694 to 19,450, and 395 deaths to 479 deaths.
This pandemic is far from over and the only focus at this point is to practice what works, no gatherings and wear a mask when outside. I am urging everyone to follow these simple instructions to keep all our friends and neighbors alive.
I have been told of a possible gathering at 9 am within our complex. This is not the time to celebrate by gathering, this is a time to celebrate responsible behavior to keep our friends alive. This is real and all around us, so I am urging everyone to please stay home. I have the name of the person that has organized this event, and that person will be cited for every person that shows up. To plan and invite a gathering during this time is selfish and irresponsible considering the facts of the situation. It is also a violation of the State Order. Ladies and Gentlemen, this virus can kill you, and it is spreading quickly in our area. There is a reason the County is pulling back on re-opening plans, let’s listen carefully as to why.
I wish you all a safe and healthy weekend. Let’s look out for each other by not gathering or socializing during a time when that action could lead to an extremely negative outcome. At this point there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our neighbors and friends. Please act like they matter. If you have a gathering planned, do the responsible thing, and cancel it. You will look in a mirror later and be thankful that you helped everyone be safe.
Have a safe weekend. I wish you all well. Take care.