Mayor Ellie Haviland
Ihave confidence that Del Mar citizens will be smart and diligent about how we respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have always been aware that we may be too small to change the world, but we never shrink from doing our part. There are constructive actions we can take now to keep our community healthy.
Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not living in your household. This is critical to you and your neighbors’ health. It sets a good example and makes the more socially timid feel secure in maintaining the recommended 6-foot buffer. You can still look in on your neighbors, especially those that live alone. Chats on the front porch at my neighbor’s house are now a common feature of my walks and a fun new habit that I will keep even after COVID-19 is out of the headlines.
Support our local businesses! Keep your local favorites in mind as you consider options for your next family meal. City Hall is helping restaurants with the paperwork required to offer drive-thru, or curbside delivery service. There are now several locations in town where you won’t even have to leave your car to pick up a delicious meal. Our Del Mar Village Association has been maintaining a list of all the Del Mar shops and restaurants that are continuing to offer goods and services. You can see the full list here:
The cliché “information is power” is even more true today. We are all looking for some good news and for hope. Please make sure the information you share is based on current science and from reputable sources. The City of Del Mar website has links to the most up-to-date information. The resources section will show services available locally and how you can help.
Use social media for being social! This week my husband and I attended our first virtual happy hour. It was easy to setup and surprisingly fun! What other new ways will we find to stay connected?
How long will it take for this health crisis to pass and how severe will it be? It’s up to us.