Mayor Habib
  • Mayor orders parks, pools closed; addresses Coronavirus

  • Mar 23 2020

A message from Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib on Monday, March 23:

Good afternoon.

Today, in addition to the actions that the City has already taken that include closing City Hall and ordering all non-essential staff to work from home, I have ordered that all of our City parks temporarily close, and have also ordered that all community and neighborhood parks and pools close. I’ve done this because we are at a crucial juncture in our fight against the spread of COVID-19.

All of these actions – all of the requests for residents to stay at home and take precaution – have one goal. That goal is to limit the spread of coronavirus, and shorten the time that it will adversely affect our lives.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “flattening the curve.” While there is no way to know the exact number of Americans that will ultimately be infected, there is no debate that how stringently we follow the recommendations now will lessen the number of people who are infected, will lessen the strain on our medical facilities, and will shorten the time that it takes us to get back to normal. It’s really that simple.  

This virus is not the first time that our country has been tested, and it will not be the last. We are going to get through this, and we are going to come out stronger. But today I ask all of you to do your part. Stay at home. Avoid interacting with others. Wash your hands. Stay vigilant and stay informed.

Thank you, and God bless.

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