Mayor Taskay offers statement on COVID-19 pandemic
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
TOMAHAWK – Tomahawk Mayor Steven E. Taskay provided the following statement on Thursday, March 26, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The results of the Covid-19 pandemic are currently and will continue to effect [sic] the Tomahawk Community. Numerous businesses have closed, limited hours or changed the entire focus of their practice. Even Tomahawk City Hall is under a lock down atmosphere; however, we are a government body so we must continue to function and provide our citizens with the opportunity to vote and conduct other necessary business.
“The local health care teams along with police and fire departments are doing their best to stay informed on the subject and are practicing their own pre-cautions and changing some of the ways they conduct business. Rest assured they are still responding, still patrolling and still caring for our city; they are just doing it in a more cautious way because of all the unknowns.
“It is my hope that these travel and business restrictions end as soon as they safely can.
“I would encourage those businesses that are shuttered right now to take the opportunity to breathe some life into your shop. Add a coat of paint, maybe some carpet. Those local businesses that are open would sure appreciate the business and you know they will patronize your ‘new’ store once things return to normal.
“We have survived many things in Tomahawk in the over 100 years we have been around. We will survive this as well and I am confident we will bounce back better than ever. I would like to thank the Tomahawk city employees who have stepped up during this event; I never doubted they would not.”