Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Williamsburg City Council votes to join W&M’s ‘Healthy Together’ resolution

The Williamsburg City Council met virtually on Thursday to join William and Mary's "Healthy Together: A Community Commitment" to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (WYDaily/Joint Base Langely-Eustis)
(WYDaily file)

When have the city of Williamsburg and William & Mary not been a united front?

City Council voted unanimously Thursday in joining the university’s “Healthy Together: A Community Commitment” initiative.

The promise indicates expectations and responsibilities of the city of Williamsburg organization to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Expectations include wearing a facemask and following social distancing guidelines, and frequent hand washing.

The resolution also includes participation in testing protocols and remaining at home if sick.

“Each and every citizen can help us stop the spread of this virus,” Mayor Doug Pons said in a prepared statement. “We encourage members of this community to individually embrace the Healthy Together commitment so we can together create the safest possible environment on and off campus.”

Sam Jones, chairman of W&M’s COVID-19 Response Team, said, “We appreciate the city manager’s and council’s support in this effort and challenge local businesses and citizens to come alongside William & Mary and the City to support and adhere to being Healthy Together.”

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