Emergency service workers and the Griffith community have harmoniously commended each other for keeping the number of local COVID-19 cases minimal during the 2020 pandemic.
There has been a total of three coronavirus cases in Griffith, with zero deaths, according to the latest statistics from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
The exemplary figure comes courtesy of the community following strict guidelines - and the working relationship between police, paramedics, hospitals, RFS, VRA, MLHD and SES during this difficult time.
Murrumbidgee Police District Commander Superintendent, Craig Ireland, thanked the Griffith community for following social distancing rules and applying their commonsense.
"Great work so far but this is not over, and your commitment to social distancing, hand washing and other hygiene practices needs to continue," Mr Ireland said.
"The experience overseas and in Victoria shows us that a 'second wave' can easily take hold, so please continue to abide by the public health warnings issued by our health authorities."
To support the easing of restrictions, NSW Government has announced an education and compliance program to assist businesses and the community in developing and implementing COVID-19 safety plans.
MLHD will work alongside NSW Food Authority, SafeWork NSW, Office of Liquor and Gaming, Office of Local Government and NSW Police to guide businesses as they reopen to members of the public.
MLHD Executive Director of Medical Services, Dr Len Bruce, says that following protocol and early detection will be crucial in containing the spread of coronavirus.
"Detecting the virus early is a priority for us in the Murrumbidgee and will help us to take early intervention to stop the spread," Dr Bruce explained.
"We need to continue to maintain our vigilance along the Victorian border given the recent rise in numbers.
"Our teams are now working on a plan to deploy the Mobile Testing Clinics to our border towns to increase testing rates in these areas."
Inspector for NSW Ambulance, Markus Zarins, agreed that it hasn't been easy, but everyone must continue to play their part in order to keep the community safe.
"We've had a lot of dialogue between emergency service agencies here in Griffith, ensuring that everyone is well-informed and accepting of what we currently have before us," Mr Zarins said.
"But really it's been excellent, how aware the community is."