Angus Council hierarchy havs saluted the early response to the pandemic from its staff and communities.
Administration leader David Fairweather said he was “in awe” of council employees and chief executive Margo Williamson has pledged the authority is doing “all it can” to keep vital services running.
Arbroath West and Letham Independent Mr Fairweather, said communities aere facing an adversary creating a “new normal every day”.
“These are uncertain times, frightening even, but I want to reassure our communities that every sinew is being strained in our efforts to support them and maintain business as usual wherever possible.
“Our staff and their families are not exempt from the impact of coronavirus. We are seeing our resilience and ability to provide essential services tested every day and this will not be over in short order.
“I am in awe of our staff for the way they have responded to this emergency, both at work and at home.
“I am also massively encouraged by the fortitude that our citizens across the seven burghs of Angus have already shown.
“Life has changed and Angus will not be left untouched by Covid-19, but I want people to be aware that a wide range of support and advice is available to them.”
Council chief executive Mrs Williamson said: “It is a challenging time for the people who work in the council and the health and social care partnership in Angus who are here to help you.
“We are doing all we can to ensure that vital services keep running.
“Please abide by the four areas highlighted by the UK and Scottish governments. Please help us and please help your NHS.”
She added: “Stay home, be creative, engage with your families online, by telephone, through the window if need be.
“This time will pass and we will look upon it as something that changed our history.”