Mayor Nadine Woodward issued the following statement today about the East Region advancing to Phase 2:

“Today is really about the community and the commitment our region has made to putting public health first. Our region has done a tremendous amount of selfless work to put us in a position to advance. That includes many, many businesses that have struggled, sacrificed, and carefully followed the public health guidance for the benefit of others.

This is exciting news for us to take the next step in our road to recovery. Advancing means we can be begin to safely enjoy more of the businesses and leisure activities we have been missing. It also comes with a reminder that we have to continue doing the things that keep the case count and healthcare burden trending downward. Please continue wearing your mask, social distancing, limiting gatherings, and supporting businesses as they follow the guidance. These are the habits that will get us past the pandemic.”