PUBLIC HEALTH

  • As Mayor, David will create a Department of Public Health that will be staffed by public and mental health professionals based in our city.

  • Three social workers will be hired to operate a 24-hour hotline, separate from the Police Department, and they will respond to individual mental health crises. 

  • A mental health professional will be appointed to serve in the city's Department of Public Health, and they will work to broadly promote psychological well-being in our city. 

  • Our city's public health initiatives, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, will be tailored to the specific needs of Saratogians.

  • David will work with the proper authorities to facilitate COVID-19 testing and the distribution of a safe vaccine once it is approved. 

  • Regular meetings will be held with the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools in order to coordinate safe school re-openings and events.