To the Franklin Community,
For all of us, this is a time like no other, we need to rise and meet the challenge before us. We all need to work together to fight COVID-19. Our first responders, doctors, nurses and scientists are on the front lines in this battle. They are doing their part and sacrificing for our well-being. Our community members can make a difference too, by doing their part to stay home, practice physical distancing, and supporting each other over the phone or in virtual spaces.
This is a trying time when we are all being tested. This may be the greatest fight of my life and yours. I want the Franklin community to know they are not alone, we can get through this and there is hope. I have had to make some tough decisions over the last few weeks, and probably some more in the future. I appreciate the business community stepping up to protect their customers and create innovative ways they can still operate under these unprecedented circumstances. Restaurants are converting to curbside service, gyms are offering exercise programs online and medical providers are offering virtual appointments when they can. I’m especially proud of our religious leaders creating innovative ways to worship.
Our City Government is still at work. Those who can work from home are meeting every day through technology. Those in offices or public works employees are practicing physical distancing. Our first responders are on the streets, ready to serve.
I am thankful the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen have stepped up to support me with issuing our State of Emergency and Stay at Home orders. We have one of the best teams in place at the City of Franklin to serve your needs and protect our community.
Please do your part to keep one another safe.
Dr. Ken Moore, Mayor