President’s Message (updated April 8)

Since the publication of April’s Log, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order starting from Wednesday, March 25 and ending Monday, April 6.  He has since extended the order to Monday May 4 and announced that Washington’s schools would be closed for the balance of the academic year. All the park gates in Kitsap County, including Buck Lake Park are closed until further notice.

In addition to cancelling all April events, GHCC has called off the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 2 and the Rummage Sale Drop off scheduled for Saturday, May 16. We have also suspended publication of the “Hansville Log” until we resume our programs.  We plan to do this as soon as it is permissible – and responsible – to do so. We will keep posting on Constant Contact, Facebook, Nextdoor Hansville and this website www.hansville.org.  If you don’t use a computer, please call the GHCC by phone at 360-638-1143 and a board member will return your call within 24 hours.

For the most recent local updates on the pandemic please visit www.kitsapgov.com. Links to Kitsap County’s Emergency Operations Center and Kitsap Health District are on the County’s home page.

While we all practice social distancing, the number of people walking round Hansville for exercise has noticeably increased. No less a person than Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC has commented on Washington’s progress in “flattening the curve”.

 Finally – if you haven’t completed your Census Forms yet – please go to https://2020census.gov and choose whether to complete the forms on-line or by phone. If you do not have an ID number – usually because your mailing address is a P.O. Box- you can still complete the form on-line.  The Census website is well-designed and user-friendly.  Alternatively, you can call the Census Bureau at 844-330-2020 and answer their questions by phone.  Census data provides vital information needed to plan our national future.

Celia Grether


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