Messages from our Council Members regarding Coronavirus
Council Member Paul Glover
We are experiencing an unprecedented event in our society that is having a major impact on every citizen, not only in our community, but also around the world. As our day-to-day lives dramatically change it is understandable that we will each experience fear and anxiety. Despite the unknown days ahead, I want to assure each citizen of our city, that together we can keep ourselves and our neighbors safe by following guidance from our health organizations. Most importantly we need to stay home as often as possible, practice social distancing, wash our hands frequently, and only buy food and supplies as needed from our grocery stores to limit unnecessary shortages of resources for those in our community. Finally, I am deeply touched by the many acts of love and compassion I know are taking place in our city to serve and care for our neighbors. I encourage each of us to carry this spirit of service and stewardship forward as our community works together to weather the storm before us.
Council Member Quinn Sperry
Moments like these reveal the character of our community as we each do our part, and the irony of social distancing is that it may unify us.
Council Member Dustin GettelBruce Springsteen once said, "between our dreams and actions lies this world." Until about two weeks ago, we weren't forced to analyze how even our simplest daily activities could catastrophically impact the world around us every time we left home. The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States has caused millions of Americans to significantly modify their actions, and the term "social distancing" has been used (and hopefully practiced) in nearly every household. More than ever, we need to protect ourselves and our most vulnerable populations from harm by listening to the health guidelines issued by local, state, and federal health officials. Together as a city, as a state, and as the greatest country on the face of the earth, we will get through this crisis and emerge stronger and more connected to those around us. We need to remember, however, that the actions we take today, tomorrow, next week, and over the next few months will determine how history judges our response to this national crisis. Let's commit to doing everything we possibly can to flatten the curve today instead of wishing that we'd done more tomorrow.
Council Member Bryant Brown
Midvale’s greatest asset is the people. These six words have come to define my experience with the city. I understand that this short-term situation is daunting. However, I know Midvale has it within its bones to overcome this challenging time and become a stronger city afterwards. Now is not the time to push the limits of avoiding our social responsibility, now is the time to push the limits of Midvale ingenuity. Midvale is full of uniquely talented citizens, and I challenge each and every one of you to find a way to spread those talents to your neighbors in the most “social distancing” way possible. Are you a trainer? Find a way to load videos onto your Facebook. Do you paint? Share them with all of us by tagging the Midvale City Facebook page. Good recipes for people to try? Sign up for the Midvale City Residents Facebook page and share your favorite recipes. I have faith that all you “Midvaleans” can not only get through this trying time in the ways asked, we can be the shining example to the rest of the state. I am proud to be a part of a community that is known to take care of each other. Let’s not let the separation stop us, let it help us connect in other ways to make Midvale that much stronger.
Council Member Heidi Robinson
During this unsettling time, I would like you to know that we are all in this together. The City and all of the staff are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety and the continued success of our beautiful city. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and those around you. Find other social outlets while practicing social distancing and please remember our local businesses for any of your necessity items. Refrain from panic but take the proper precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe. Remember, this is temporary, and we can all look forward to throwing parties, dining out and returning to our favorite things.