MAYOR DEMINGS' DIGEST
This is the month we say farewell to summer and welcome to fall. Our students also are back in their classrooms, where every precaution is being taken to keep them safe and secure during this pandemic.
I want to wish our Orange County employees and all of the workers in our community a Happy Labor Day. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, especially in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic. I hope everyone finds time over the Labor Day weekend to get together safely with friends and family.
This month also marks the 20th anniversary of our country’s biggest national tragedy — the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. On that day, we will honor the victims and the heroic efforts of our first responders. Let us never forget their bravery as we reflect on what we now know as Patriot Day – a Day of Service and Remembrance.
I would be remiss if I did not continue to stress the importance of wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces and getting fully vaccinated. The pandemic is far from over, therefore we must continue to work together to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Jerry L. Demings
Orange County Mayor