COVID-19 Update from Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan
I wanted to provide you with an update on our City’s status in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases in Livonia have increased dramatically in the last two weeks, and we are now averaging 60 new cases per day over the last seven days. This is far above the average for either Wayne or Oakland County. In fact, our rate of new cases is one of the highest in southeast Michigan.
So as Governor Whitmer announces a Pause to Save Lives, I hope you will take seriously the rapid spread of COVID-19 in our community. Abiding by public health rules will not only help keep you and your family safe but frontline workers across our community as well. Right now, 14 Livonia police officers and firefighters are currently quarantined, and another 20 City employees are isolating because of potential exposure to an infected individual.
These frontline workers are essential to our public safety and our City government. Please keep in mind that when an individual ignores public health guidance, they put these individuals and their families at risk.
Make no mistake: These last few months have been some of the most difficult in the City of Livonia’s history. But as promising vaccine developments loom on the horizon, now is not the time to let up or give up. It’s the time to mask up, Livonia, and work towards the common purpose of keeping our community safe.