Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy with your April 27th COVID-19 update.

I want everyone to know that in the midst of everything that’s going on ---and not going on ---under the Safer at Home order, your City Council and I understand that our local business community has been severely impacted by the Federal, State, and County COVID-19 shutdown….and we are doing everything possible to help get us moving towards strategically reopening our local economy. This needs to be done carefully to ensure that we do not see a sudden surge of COVID-19 cases that could overwhelm our local hospitals.

To that end, we’re inviting our local businesses to participate in a virtual town hall meeting that will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28, from 10:30 to noon.

We want to hear first-hand the challenges you and your employees are facing and solicit your input and ideas on how we can re-open businesses in a timely but responsible manner.

Your input will be included in a proposal we are submitting to Los Angeles County to help put us on a path to reopening.

To register for this Town Hall, just visit .

When you register, you’ll receive a questionnaire to fill in before the town hall meeting. The results will be included in our plan submitted to Los Angeles County leadership.

We’re also encouraging people to submit questions and comments ahead of time by emailing them to with “Small Business Town Hall” in the subject line.

If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to reach out to our Economic Development department at 661/267-5125 or email them .

I hope to speak with you at the Town Hall and hear your ideas as we move forward together as a community.

We’re facing a new reality, for sure, but this is an opportunity for us to collectively share our thoughts, talents and resources to emerge from this with fresh new perspectives.

Thanks for listening and remember to stay safe. Keep washing your hands and covering your face. Stay home if you're sick. And remember, Palmdale Cares about you.