Goshen. A word to the people of Goshen from Supervisor Doug Bloomfield

Goshen /
| 21 Apr 2020 | 01:57

Town of Goshen Supervisor Doug Bloomfield revealed that he has been tested for coronavirus. His test was negative.

Although thankful for the negative result, what also is important to him is that he could be tested right here in Goshen.

“When I didn’t feel well, I drove to Crystal Run in Goshen where I was tested right in my car," the supervisor said. "There were a lot of people before me being tested, too. But what impressed me was the professionalism of the staff that was wearing the personal protection equipment. How wonderful that Crystal Run is providing this service for the citizens of Goshen."

He said he is also impressed with Goshen residents, noting that they are following the rules of social distancing, wearing masks, understanding and obeying the governor’s orders.

Bloomfield goes to his office in Town Hall everyday. Although it’s closed for visitors, he can be reached by phone. There are three employees working with him

“We respond to anything we can do for the people,” Bloomfield said.

Finally, he added that others have stepped forward to offer help at this time. Just to name a few:

- Goshen Rotary offered to help in any way needed;

- Stephanie Johnson, division director with LEGOLAND, offered to do whatever needs to be done;

- The Food Pantry is continuing to serve the community; and

- Restaurants are working with people in caring ways.

Bloomfield put LEGOLAND in touch with Orange County Office of the Aging. The two groups are now working together.

“All good stuff,” Bloomfield said. “We’re happy to have everyone’s assistance and working together. This could be a catastrophe, but by all of us working together, we’re doing quality work.”

- Geri Corey