By Jeff Mayers
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1700 hours, because of a rise within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances, Gov. Jared Polis and our Larimer County Well being officers moved the county to stage crimson. In response, a press convention was held in Loveland in opposition of the order to shut small regionally owned companies and eating places. In response to the Reporter-Herald, an inventory of 65 companies, unable to climate the monetary pressure of one other pressured closure, introduced their intent to stay open.
Monday, the governor introduced he would revoke the enterprise licensees of any enterprise that didn’t adjust to this public well being order. Many of those companies have persistently demonstrated their unwavering assist of our members and our occupation by each our good and dangerous occasions.
This pandemic has affected our group, our nation, and the world. Many people have misplaced family members and expensive buddies from this virus. The seriousness of this virus will not be misplaced upon us as 275 of our personal brothers and sisters paid the final word worth whereas serving their communities by this pandemic. The financial influence, which is disproportionately affecting small companies, has shuttered the doorways of numerous native family-owned companies in our group. We can’t permit our family and friends to undergo extra and pointless monetary hardship.
The chief management of Lodge 52 has consulted with many of those enterprise homeowners and we assist their troublesome choice to stay open. In service to our group, we swore an oath to uphold the Structure of the US of America, we acknowledge the need of the checks and balances current within the three separate and distinct branches of presidency. We consider these companies can proceed to function in a secure and cautious method, in step with variances afforded to different counties and bigger companies inside our personal group. Extra importantly, we consider the valued residents of our group must be empowered to make their very own aware choice concerning their well being and security. As a company, we stand by to assist these enterprise native companies with our patronage.
Now’s the time we present our group and these households that we assist them! We should assist by buying native, ordering meals, and frequenting these beneficiant companies. We can’t again down from the chance to assist our neighbors by this troublesome and scary time. With consideration given to your individual distinctive well being issues, I’m asking the members of our nice FOP Lodge and the residents of our group to assist and every time attainable, give again to those that have given us a lot through the years. We’re #FOPSTRONG and #LOVELANDSTRONG.
Jeff Mayers is president of Loveland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52.