The city of Pleasanton released a "COVID-19 Update" newsletter via email and social media on Friday, letting the community know more about the city's coronavirus response plan and key services available during the crisis situation.
At the top was a short video featuring Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho, who also serves as the city's emergency services director, providing an overview of the city's emergency response plan.
"I want to assure everyone that we are here working hard to serve and support our community. Remember, we are in this together," Fialho said at the end of the three-minute video -- which is available on YouTube.
As part of declaring a local state of emergency, Fialho has closed city buildings to the public, canceled all public programs and activities, and focused staff resources on "essential" services such as public safety, utilities, finance, senior support, public information and city maintenance. The City Council endorsed Fialho's actions at a special meeting last Monday.
The city's priorities during the pandemic, according to Fialho, are:
1. Public safety
2. The health and welfare of our community and employees, especially the most vulnerable senior population
3. Protection and maintenance of critical assets
4. Dissemination of accurate and timely information to the public and our city employees.
In addition to Fialho's video, the city's "COVID-19 Update" newsletter email also touched on topics such as essential city services, business support resources, public safety contact information, senior services, library and recreation services, and a call for residents to "Stay Safe, Support Local."
Learn more by reading the newsletter on the city website.