Dear District 12 Resident,
As our community and the world continue to face the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, I want to assure all of you that Miami-Dade County is taking all the necessary measures and precautions to protect our residents’ health and to ease the financial impacts of this state of emergency.
My colleagues and I on the Board of County Commissioners are in constant communication with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and are united in our efforts to address the crisis and to keep residents updated with the latest information as it comes in from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The County has suspended the disconnection of water service and ceased all eviction actions during this state of emergency. The County Commission has also created a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force made up of a number of stakeholders to help residents and business owners recover from this crisis through grants, loans, and financial assistance.
Because our elderly residents are especially vulnerable, senior centers remain closed throughout the county. However, I’m pleased to report that meals are still being be delivered to seniors’ homes since we know that many of our elderly have come to rely on our senior centers for a nutritious mean.
If you have an elderly neighbor, please give them a call and make sure they are doing well. Remember, we’re all in this together, so let’s spread kindness during these challenging times. If you have questions, please call 3-1-1 or my office at 305-599-1200.
I want to say a special thank you to all the doctors, nurses, health care providers and first responders who are on the front lines providing care for those in our community who may have been exposed to this virus. In times like these, you always rise to the occasion and make us proud while providing us with much-needed peace of mind.
Let me stress once more that our County will remain vigilant and diligent in addressing this pandemic as long as coronavirus remains a public health threat in our community. I will continue keeping you posted with the latest information by email, or you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Although my office is not physically open, my staff and I continue to work remotely in accordance with social distancing guidelines and you can continue to reach us by phone, email and through social media.
With God’s help, and with firm commitment to doing everything in our power to protect our residents during this emergency, we will get through this crisis stronger and more united than ever before.
Jose “Pepe” Diaz
Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 12