Camillo: COVID-19 Is Unprecedented Crisis in Our Nation’s History

To the editor…

I would like to address all of our Town’s workforce, public servants who have kept our Town government functioning during this national public health emergency.

Thank you to our staff at Greenwich Town Hall, those working out in the field, our first responders, and our healthcare workers from wherever you are serving our Town.

First and foremost, I hope you and your family are safe and well during these challenging times. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees and their families. It’s why I took quick action to, first, close Town Hall to the public, and then, to issue a work-from-home order for as many employees as services would allow.

We are facing an unprecedented crisis in our nation’s history. In times like these, public servants play a crucial role in our response and management of the situation. Government must carry on, in one form or another.

I am proud to say that Greenwich’s public servants have more than answered the call.

Every day, this crisis has presented a new challenge, and our employees have been able to adapt and overcome, so that our Town is able to maintain continuity in many of our services. I want to give a special shout-out to our first responders (Police, EMS, Fire), our Department of Public Works, and our Health Department for their dedicated work on the front lines battling this virus.

The situation presented by COVID-19 is ever changing. I ask for your continued patience and flexibility as we modify and alter operations in response.

On behalf of our entire community, I want to thank you all for your dedication and continued service to our Town. Together, we will get through this.

Thank you and be safe.

With great appreciation, my best,
Fred Camillo
First Selectman
Town of Greenwich