It isn’t business as usual if you’re a mayor.
Usually Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland and Richmond Valley mayor Robert Mustow would be out and about attending meetings and community events. Like many of us, they are in lockdown.
To keep you in touch we have a message from both mayors.
Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland
We come together as a community, we will get through this as a community.
There’s a roadmap (developed by the state government) out of lockdowns but this relies on achieving vaccination targets.
How we act under duress is a reflection of who we are as a society and as a community.
Richmond Valley mayor Robert Mustow
Its unfortunate and frustrating that Casino has returned to stay-at-home orders again due to only one identified case (now two) when NSW has almost reached the 70% vaccination rate which will see a lot of restrictions lifted for those fully vaccinated.
Business owners have been struggling and this will further impact their viability.
I like many in our community look forward to the 70% target being achieved which is predicted to be October 11 and then 80% by the end of October to give everyone a sense of direction and security.
Fortunately other areas of the Richmond Valley are not included in the current restriction giving those businesses the opportunity to take advantage of the long weekend.
Everyone take care and keep safe, hopefully we can get some normality back into our lives in coming weeks.