Mayor’s Message

A Message from the Mayor

The COVID-19 pandemic is reaching unprecedented levels and, as such, daily updates with County and State officials are providing recommendations to mitigate the spread of infection.

Sandy Oaks is in lockstep with these recommendations and has cancelled all public meetings and closed the playground in the city park. The park remains open, however, please exercise physical distancing if you choose to visit the park.

Please note that tests for COVID-19 are limited and are ONLY available by a doctor’s order.

DO NOT walk into your doctor’s office or a hospital ER. This puts others including health care workers at risk. Rather, contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms. If you have a fever, sore throat, cough or difficulty breathing, STAY HOME unless directed otherwise by your doctor.

Seek medical advice if you have a temperature of 100.3 or higher and/or difficulty breathing.

There is no treatment for COVID-19, only supportive care, meaning addressing the symptoms.  Vaccines are also not available.


  1. If you don’t feel well, stay home!
  2. Isolate yourself from other family members.
  3. Keep common surfaces cleaned frequently with antibacterial solutions or bleach/water solution.
  4. Wash hands frequently!  Soap and water is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs.
  5. Use tissues to cough or sneeze into and dispose of properly; WASH HANDS!  Using your clothing to stifle coughs/sneezes allows germs to be carried with you potentially creating unintentional spread.
  6. Avoid touching your face, especially with unwashed hands.
  7. Keep younger family members separated from elderly family members, particularly those with underlying health conditions.

Check on family, friends, neighbors using PHYSICAL DISTANCING or telephone to see if they have any needs.

Be kind to one another, be compassionate of the needs of others and know that we are all in this together. This is an unprecedented event in our lives and those of our neighbors around the globe.

Micki L. Ball, Mayor