Times are strange.
Thank you for doing your part to act responsibly for your health and others during this time. While the next few weeks will be hard, we feel confident that we can make choices to get through this safely. We would like to provide some helpful links and safety tips to ensure our community stays strong.
is food for our soul right now. Midtowners share a number of things – incredible spaces, access to incomparable amenities, and a commitment to compassion and tolerance. We ask each of you to check in on a neighbor, donate something you have in overabundance to someone who does not, and stay informed as circumstances shift.
Good resources to bookmark and share:
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is a priority for each of us right now. Please follow the advice included in the regularly updated CDC Situation Summary to ensure that we do our part to keep others safe as well as our own family. This means acknowledging that we should keep a safe distance even if we are not showing symptoms. Asymptomatic transmission is one of many reasons to practice social distancing. The weather is tricking us into thinking that we should gather, especially along the Beltline. Please follow the advice of professionals as they ask us to minimize this activity.
will help us maintain a positive spirit and keep you informed of helpful information. MNA will be making regular posts on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM to keep good vibes flowing and information shared. Follow us, share our outreach and support MNA.
is an important consideration. MNA Safety Patrol will continue to patrol the Garden District. Midtown Blue will continue to patrol the Improvement District. If you have a safety concern, please call 911 first and then reach out to the appropriate patrol so they can be supportive. APD Zone 5 & 6 will be maintaining service to the community. With businesses and schools closing, there is historical evidence that suggests a possible increase in crime. MNA checked in with Zone 5 Commander Major O’Connor for some advice on how to practice good safety habits:
Major O’Connor, what should our neighbors be aware of over the next few weeks?
Clean Car Campaign: Take It With You
“We just really need people to make sure they take their belongings inside once they have parked their vehicle. We continue to see lots of high-end electronics stolen from vehicles. We also have 4 to 10 firearms stolen from vehicles weekly. The fact that entering autos is so productive for thieves continues to encourage the activity. One easy way to solve this is to keep your car clean of anything worth stealing.”
Safe Passage: Be Aware
“Anytime you are out and about at night, you need to be vigilant. While our city is safe, you still live in a dense urban environment. It is always important to be aware of your surroundings and who is near you. Trust yourself, if someone gives you pause, then remove yourself from that situation.”
Safe Building Access: Don’t Hold the Door
“If you live in a building that is gated or has other security measures designed to keep strangers out, please make sure you follow those protocols. It may seem courteous to let someone in that is waiting, but you don’t know that person. They may just be looking for access for nefarious purposes. If they are genuinely someone’s guest, that person will make sure they get access to your building.”
Vehicle Management: Turn It Off, Take the Key
“Please make sure that you do not leave your vehicle running even when out on a quick errand. Also, make sure to lock your car and take your keys with you. Leaving a key fob in your vehicle makes it incredibly easy to steal. The majority of car thefts in the city this year have been because of these issues.”
Stay safe, neighbors.
Contact us anytime if we can help.