EBR Mayor-President shares message of hope, urges continued social distancing heading into Easter holiday weekend


East Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome is urging residents to continue to adhere to CDC guidelines and practice social and physical distancing heading into the Easter holiday weekend.

“In addition to our messages of the resurrection and redemption of our Lord and Savior, please share the message with everyone in your circle of influence that we must continue staying at home and practicing physical distancing” said Mayor Broome. “I am calling on you to be community ambassadors this Easter Weekend in response to the coronavirus pandemic”

The Easter holiday is traditionally a time when family gathers together or with friends, but as the world continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic and there are signs that, locally, we are starting to flatten the curve, leaders say now is not the time to let up.

“We are seeing promising signs of our efforts having positive effects” Mayor Broome said. “Now is not the time to become relaxed, because it will put more lives at risk. During this holiday weekend, please encourage people to continue staying home and to stay in touch with family and loved ones remotely. We have come too far as a community to have a resurgence of the virus” she said.

Mayor Broome is encouraging everyone to ‘Stay Calm, Stay at Home, and Stay Strong’

“Today is Good Friday and as we go into Resurrection Sunday, remember the words of Jesus Christ… and put into practical application what he taught” said Mayor Broome. “Make sure we demonstrate that by loving our neighbor and one way we can love our neighbor is to stay home so the COVID19 virus does not spread” she said.

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