Mayor’s Message March 2020

WOW! The COVID-19 Pandemic could be the worst scare in America since the Cold War! I say that somewhat tongue in cheek. There have been viral scares in the past, Ebola, Zika, Avain, SARS, etc, but I cannot remember any of those causing as much hysteria as COVID-19! I believe the media has played a HUGE part in this hysteria. I’m not trying to trivialize or downplay the seriousness of the current Pandemic, I am however of the belief that, like all the past scares, this too shall pass.

I am not here to tell you how to react or give you any advice on how to best protect yourself, beyond using common sense and practicing personal hygiene! If you have questions about COVID-19, DON’T ASK, or rely on, POLITICIANS! Ask a healthcare professional! Do your own research, visit the Center for Disease Control website at or locally the OKC-Oklahoma County Health Dept. at , where you can find the most up to date information. Although I know we will all listen to the media, don’t take everything they tell you as gospel! AND PLEASE DO NOT use Facebook as your only source of information! Although I believe most people to be well-intentioned, more harm can come from spreading misinformation.

I don’t believe Jones will be terribly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, but I ask all citizens and visitors to please take proper, common sense, precautions!