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Previous Updates from the Supervisor:

5/28/20
This week, at the direction of Governor Cuomo, Long Island was able to enter the first phase of reopening. For our residents, this means many retailers selling products such as clothing, electronics, and appliances will reopen for curbside pickups. Please note that businesses are allowed to deny entry of anyone not wearing a mask. Additionally, construction projects including residential and non-residential will be allowed to resume.

If everything goes well, we hope to enter phase two at some point in the next several weeks. Phase two includes the return of professional services, retail, administrative support, and real estate.

Beyond that are phase three which includes restaurants and phase four which includes education, arts, entertainment, and recreation.

The major update from the Town this week is that our Building Department is open. Due to social distancing guidelines, there will be no walk-in service at this time. However, appointments can be made to drop off large-scale applications and most applications can simply be mailed or emailed. For questions, or to make a submission, please email Buildings@northhempsteadny.gov or call 869-6311.

As we announced last week, North Hempstead Beach Park and Manorhaven Beach have opened up for the season. Memorial Day Weekend was a success, and we are looking forward to a safe and enjoyable summer. As a reminder, our Town beaches can only operate at 50% capacity and are open to North Hempstead residents only. Additionally, we are waiving all fees for our beaches and parks during the time of this pandemic. Please remember that social distancing on the beach must be 10 feet as opposed to the 6 feet we've become accustomed to. New York State is requiring all beachgoers to wear a mask when entering the beach so please keep it on until you are able to social distance.

Again, we remind everyone to properly dispose of single-use items like latex gloves and antibacterial wipes in the trash. We are also encouraging residents to carry a disposable bag to put their used gloves in when they are done shopping so it can all be discarded in the trash.

Looking ahead, the Town Board and I will be holding public hearings on a number of items to assist our local residents and businesses including plans for expanded outdoor dining, building department refunds, extended hours for construction in commercial areas, and additional ways we are working to assist local businesses. These hearings will be streamed live on the Town's website to keep residents informed and allow for their participation as all Town Board meetings are still being held remotely.

As always, I would like to sincerely thank our medical, emergency, and essential workers whose heroic efforts have kept society running and allowed us to keep ourselves, families, and loved ones safe at home.

I am truly proud of how well the North Hempstead community has pulled together throughout this crisis. We must now continue following social distancing protocols and wearing masks when we can’t, as that is proving to be the most effective strategy for beating this terrible virus.

While we are all anxious to return to normal, we must remain patient as we continue along the comeback trail. Feel free to share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors. Please also continue to be smart, stay home, and stay safe. Thank you.

5/21/20
I am happy to report that this weekend North Hempstead Beach Park and Manorhaven Beach are opening up for the season. Due to Governor Cuomo's directives, the beaches can only operate at 50% capacity and social distancing on the beach must be 10 feet as opposed to the 6 feet we've become accustomed to.

In addition, when coming to the beach, you must bring a mask so that you can wear it when you are unable to social distance. Please note, Town beaches will be open to North Hempstead residents only. Additionally, we decided to waive all fees for our beaches and parks during the time of this pandemic. I hope you are able to enjoy our parks and beaches throughout the summer. Please feel free to share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors.

These are extremely challenging times for all of us, but as long as we work together, follow social distancing protocols, and wear masks when you are in situations where you cannot social distance, we will get through this. We are a family here in North Hempstead, and it has never been more apparent than now.

I would also like to send a special thank you to all of our medical, emergency, and essential workers, and of course our Town employees, who are going above and beyond during this unprecedented time. We truly owe them a debt of gratitude for the exceptional work they are doing - day in and day out.

And in closing, as we head into the Memorial Day weekend, it is important to acknowledge and recognize the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving to protect our great nation.

Though things are dramatically different this Memorial Day due to the pandemic, one thing that has not changed is the great respect, love, and gratitude we feel for those who have paid the "ultimate sacrifice" in protecting our freedom and our way of life.

So please join me in taking time this Memorial Day to remember and honor our fallen heroes.

Thank you and stay safe.

Warm regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth



5/21/20

I am reaching out once again to provide you with the latest Town of North Hempstead updates regarding the coronavirus and our Town government.

I am thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new drive-in movie series at Town facilities. Films will be projected onto large outdoor screens for residents to enjoy a night out while also following social distancing protocols. The first movie to be shown will be The Goonies on Saturday, May 23 at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

This program is fun, family-friendly, and, most importantly, in-line with the social-distancing guidelines we have all been following over the last two months.

While registration for these events is free, the Town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable canned foods to each showing as part of North Hempstead's donation drive. During these uncertain times, many families and individuals are finding themselves in need, and the Town is making an effort to assist vulnerable populations by launching this donation effort in conjunction with our drive-in events.

Residents are being asked to register their cars in advance online at NorthHempsteadNY.gov/drive-in or by calling 311. The program will take place on Saturdays after sundown, starting on May 23, continuing into summer months. A detailed schedule will be posted on the Town's website.

The showings will take place at either North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, and Manorhaven Beach Park in Port Washington. The Town is considering other locations as well.

There will be no food available for purchase at these events. However, residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Portable toilets and sinks will be provided.

Additionally, in the interest of preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Town of North Hempstead has extended its declaration of the state of emergency. Town facilities will continue to remain closed to the public until Thursday, June 11. However, as of today, May 11 all of the Town’s parks including the Championship Golf Course at Harbor Links are open for passive use. Visitors are being advised that they must wear protective masks when in situations where they are unable to practice social distancing.

We are also pleased to announce that the Sunday Residential Drop-Off will reopen on Sunday, May 17. The facility will remain open every other Sunday through June. In addition, the fees for waste disposal will be temporary waived. This will help limit the interactions between residents and staff from credit card transactions and is being done in an effort to protect residents and to protect the health and welfare of everyone in the Town. Accepted items will include recyclables, e-waste, yard waste, household DIY project waste, and rubbish (excluding curbside solid waste). No commercial waste will be accepted.

Please be sure to share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors.

In closing, I would just like to take this opportunity to again sincerely thank all of the essential workers who are going above and beyond during this unprecedented time. The first responders, the medical professionals, the delivery people -- all of the dedicated individuals who are stepping up - we truly owe them a debt of gratitude for the exceptional work they are doing day in an day out.

So, together, let's continue doing what we can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Warm regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

5/11/20

Dear Neighbors,

I am reaching out once again to provide you with the latest Town of North Hempstead updates regarding the coronavirus and our Town government.

I am thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new drive-in movie series at Town facilities. Films will be projected onto large outdoor screens for residents to enjoy a night out while also following social distancing protocols. The first movie to be shown will be The Goonies on Saturday, May 23 at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

This program is fun, family-friendly, and, most importantly, in-line with the social-distancing guidelines we have all been following over the last two months.

While registration for these events is free, the Town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable canned foods to each showing as part of North Hempstead's donation drive. During these uncertain times, many families and individuals are finding themselves in need, and the Town is making an effort to assist vulnerable populations by launching this donation effort in conjunction with our drive-in events.

Residents are being asked to register their cars in advance online at NorthHempsteadNY.gov/drive-in or by calling 311. The program will take place on Saturdays after sundown, starting on May 23, continuing into summer months. A detailed schedule will be posted on the Town's website.

The showings will take place at either North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, and Manorhaven Beach Park in Port Washington. The Town is considering other locations as well.

There will be no food available for purchase at these events. However, residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Portable toilets and sinks will be provided.

Additionally, in the interest of preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Town of North Hempstead has extended its declaration of the state of emergency. Town facilities will continue to remain closed to the public until Thursday, June 11. However, as of today, May 11 all of the Town’s parks including the Championship Golf Course at Harbor Links are open for passive use. Visitors are being advised that they must wear protective masks when in situations where they are unable to practice social distancing.

We are also pleased to announce that the Sunday Residential Drop-Off will reopen on Sunday, May 17. The facility will remain open every other Sunday through June. In addition, the fees for waste disposal will be temporary waived. This will help limit the interactions between residents and staff from credit card transactions and is being done in an effort to protect residents and to protect the health and welfare of everyone in the Town. Accepted items will include recyclables, e-waste, yard waste, household DIY project waste, and rubbish (excluding curbside solid waste). No commercial waste will be accepted.

Please be sure to share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors.

In closing, I would just like to take this opportunity to again sincerely thank all of the essential workers who are going above and beyond during this unprecedented time. The first responders, the medical professionals, the delivery people -- all of the dedicated individuals who are stepping up - we truly owe them a debt of gratitude for the exceptional work they are doing day in an day out.

So, together, let's continue doing what we can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Warm regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

5/5/20:


Dear Neighbors,

Last week, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring all people in New York state to wear a mask or face covering when out in public and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. To aid in this effort, the Town has created a public service announcement on how you can make your own mask simply with items you have at home. This can be viewed on the Town’s TV Station, social media channels or by clicking here.

 

Earlier this week, the Governor also announced the extension of the deadline to make school tax payments to June 1. We had written to him on March 17. We are thankful to Governor Cuomo, and also County Executive Laura Curran who advocated on our behalf. The Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and I would like to remind you the Town is waiving the online checking processing fee down to just one cent through the end of May as a way of assisting residents during this period of social distancing.

As a reminder, all Town facilities will remain closed to the public until at least Tuesday, May 12. All essential services are continuing to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government with many of its employees working remotely. And the Town's 311 Call Center also remains open to callers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - seven days a week.

Also, this week marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Although our Earth Day festivities may be a little different this year, we wanted to still celebrate such an important day. Visit northhempsteadny.gov/earthday2020 to join a virtual Earth Day celebration from your own home. You and your children will enjoy it.

As we continue to navigate through this crisis together, please visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus, follow our social media channels, and tune into North Hempstead TV for the latest Town updates.

We also ask that you please remember to check on neighbors who may be vulnerable or not receiving notifications and updates.

The Town's highest priority is to ensure the safety and well being of all our residents. And rest assured, we will continuing doing everything we can to protect you and your loved ones. While the current situation may serve as an inconvenience, understand that the choices we are making are literally saving lives. So please be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

4/23/20:

Dear Neighbors,

Last week, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring all people in New York state to wear a mask or face covering when out in public and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. To aid in this effort, the Town has created a public service announcement on how you can make your own mask simply with items you have at home. This can be viewed on the Town’s TV Station, social media channels.

Earlier this week, the Governor also announced the extension of the deadline to make school tax payments to June 1. We had written to him on March 17. We are thankful to Governor Cuomo, and also County Executive Laura Curran who advocated on our behalf. The Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and I would like to remind you the Town is waiving the online checking processing fee down to just one cent through the end of May as a way of assisting residents during this period of social distancing.

As a reminder, all Town facilities will remain closed to the public until at least Tuesday, May 12. All essential services are continuing to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government with many of its employees working remotely. And the Town's 311 Call Center also remains open to callers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - seven days a week.

Also, this week marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Although our Earth Day festivities may be a little different this year, we wanted to still celebrate such an important day. Visit northhempsteadny.gov/earthday2020 to join a virtual Earth Day celebration from your own home. You and your children will enjoy it.

As we continue to navigate through this crisis together, please visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus, follow our social media channels, and tune into North Hempstead TV for the latest Town updates.

We also ask that you please remember to check on neighbors who may be vulnerable or not receiving notifications and updates.

The Town's highest priority is to ensure the safety and well being of all our residents. And rest assured, we will continuing doing everything we can to protect you and your loved ones. While the current situation may serve as an inconvenience, understand that the choices we are making are literally saving lives. So please be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

4/15/20:

Dear Neighbors,

The Town of North Hempstead has extended its emergency declaration an additional month to Tuesday, May 12. The extension was necessary due to the unfortunate, continuing spread of coronavirus in our community. As we mentioned last month, this declaration allows us to implement public safety measures, purchase essential items and services quickly, and respond to emergency needs.

Please note that while Town facilities remain closed to the public, essential services are continuing to operate, and the Town's 311 Call Center also remains open to callers seven days a week.

We recognize the importance of doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our residents, and we want to do all we can to simplify your lives during this tumultuous time.

To this end, when making an online tax payment using your checking account, all processing fees will be waived through May 11. Eliminating the online checking fee is intended to assist residents in staying safe during this period of social distancing.

The Town Board and I have also approved various building permit extensions and the waiver of late fees. A detailed list of building department policy updates is available on the Town's website.

Additionally, we have launched the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, allowing our Project Independence members to enjoy companionship and reassurance from their neighbors during a time where many can feel isolated and disconnected. To become a participant or volunteer for the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program, please call 311.

We are also launching a new online suggestion box on our website: northhempsteadny.gov/concern-suggestion. This will serve as a crowdsourcing portal for residents to leave comments, ideas, concerns, and suggestions with the goal of improving Town functions, facilities, and programs.

As we continue to navigate through this crisis together, please visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus or follow our social media channels for the latest Town updates. We are also regularly adding public service announcements to North Hempstead TV.

We care deeply about you, and want you to understand that every time you go out, you put yourself and those you then come into contact with at risk - so please be smart, stay home, and stay safe. Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

4/6/20:

Dear Neighbors,

With the holidays approaching, please remember that social distancing is more important now than ever. We must reiterate that residents should refrain from large gatherings - this includes getting together with friends and family who do not reside in your home. While it may not be ideal to celebrate these special holidays away from your loved ones, it is the only safe way to celebrate this year. Fortunately, many religious groups are even offering services online. So please help us flatten the curve in North Hempstead by staying home whenever possible.

When you must venture out for essentials at places like a grocery store or pharmacy, we are again reminding you to properly dispose of used latex gloves, antibacterial wipes, and face masks directly in the trash and not in shopping carts or on the ground. This is absolutely critical in preventing the spread of coronavirus, and it helps prevent these materials from ending up in our waterways and storm drains which could cause damage to our environment and ecosystem.

Additionally, the Town is urging residents and landscapers who are doing yard work to please refrain from using leaf blowers whenever possible at this time. With all of us in our homes, this request is being made to minimize unnecessary noise which can cause even more stress to everyone dealing with this public health crisis.

As a reminder, all Town facilities will remain closed to the public until at least Monday, April 20. However, rest assured, essential services are continuing to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government with many of its employees working remotely. The Town's 311 Call Center also remains open to callers seven days a week.

I also would like to take this opportunity to send our sincerest appreciation to everyone on the front lines -- the medical professionals, the first responders, the essential employees like our cleaning crews, delivery workers, and news people. The work that they are doing in this crisis is truly extraordinary, and I want to encourage everyone in the North Hempstead community to join in the wonderful tradition of celebrating their efforts each night at 7pm by stepping out to your front porch, window, or balcony, alongside your neighbors, to applaud their hard work.

And as we continue to navigate through this crisis together, please visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus or follow our social media channels for the latest Town updates. We are also regularly adding public service announcements to North Hempstead TV.

We care deeply about you, and want you to understand that every time you go out, you put yourself and those you then come into contact with at risk - so please be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

3/28/20:

Dear Neighbors,

As of Monday, March 23, all Town parks including playgrounds, sports fields, and bathrooms will be closed to the public. This also includes Town beaches and the Town Dock. The closures will help prevent the gathering of large groups and congregation of people in close proximity to each other.

We encourage our residents to go outside and to get fresh air and physical exercise. However we cannot emphasize enough that this must be a solitary recreational activity. The CDC clearly states that staying at least six feet away from other people greatly lessens our chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. Together we can do our part to help save lives during this public health emergency.

Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of you and your loved ones. We care about you and will continue taking all necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of everyone in our Town.

Please continue to visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus for the latest updates.

Please, be smart, stay home, and stay safe.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

3/22/20:

Dear Neighbors,

As we continue to navigate through this public health emergency, it absolutely critical that we heed the advice of medical professionals practicing social distancing. To this end, the Town Board and I are issuing the following updates for Town recreational facilities:

  • All playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and the Town dog run are closed
  • Bathrooms will remain open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for Manhasset Valley, Ridders Pond, and Merillon Ballfield which will remain closed.)
  • As of Monday, March 23, the Town Dock parking lot will be closed to vehicles by 8 p.m.
  • Parks will remain open for passive use only.

At this point, outdoor exercise must be a solitary recreational activity as we must keep space between ourselves and others. The CDC clearly states that staying at least six feet away from other people greatly lessens our chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of you and your loved ones. We care about you and will continue taking all necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of everyone in our Town. Stay safe.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

3/20/20

Dear Neighbors, 

These are extremely difficult times I know, but I want to reassure you that the Town is doing everything it can to assist everyone in the community. In late February, we formed an internal coronavirus task force and began to convene regularly scheduled meetings. In situations like this, we must always prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. To recap, we initiated our first robocall to the community on March 4, and we declared a state of emergency on March 13. As this situation progresses, we are continuing to provide updates via every method possible, including robocalls, emails, website and social media posts, media releases, and printed flyers. Additionally, we have recorded public service announcements for our television station. If you have not done so already, please sign up for emergency alerts on our website and also for our regular electronic newsletter.

Earlier this week, we expanded the hours of our senior Project Independence food shopping transportation program. On March 17, we sent a letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting an extension for payment of the second half of the 2019-2020 school taxes. In light of the effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic on our region, we believe it would put our residents at ease knowing that they have extra time to make these payments.

Keep in mind that even though all Town buildings are currently closed to the public, essential services are continuing to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government with many of our employees working remotely. Please note that the Town's 311 Call Center remains open to callers on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additionally, as we continue to navigate through this public health emergency, we also want to remind you of the importance of responding to the 2020 census. Before the end of the month, every household on Long Island should receive a letter inviting us to fill out a form. We need to make every effort to count as many people as possible in the Town of North Hempstead, and across Long Island, to ensure we receive the proper federal funding for our community so please respond either online, by mail, or over the phone.

As a reminder, it is absolutely critical that we heed the advice of medical professionals please continue to avoid crowds, wash your hands religiously, practice social distancing, and most importantly, remain in your home if at all possible. And although public gatherings are discouraged, I would still encourage you to get outside in the fresh air in your backyard or neighborhood, or to go for a walk in one of our Town parks. I cannot be emphatic enough: the only way to maintain public health right now is by staying apart, this includes social distancing – even for children. While this may serve as a temporary inconvenience, understand that the decisions we are making can literally save lives. For more information, please visit cdc.gov.

We are also pleased to announce that the Jones Beach testing center for COVID-19 is now open by appointment only. Please call the New York State coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to make an appointment or to simply speak to an actual medical expert.

Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of you and your loved ones. We care about you and will continue taking all necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of everyone in our Town.
Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

3/16/20

Dear Neighbors,

In the interest of preventing the spread of coronavirus, I have declared a state of emergency for North Hempstead. This will allow the Town to implement public safety measures and respond to emergency needs more expeditiously. Given the unprecedented nature of the current situation, ALL Town facilities will remain closed to the public until Monday, March 30.

Please note that essential Town services, such as 311, the Town Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as we maintain the continuity of government.

However, the Town Board meetings previously scheduled for March 19 and April 2 are being cancelled. In addition, all Town-run senior programs and social events, including Project Independence Exercise Classes, are canceled through Monday, April 20.

As per Governor Cuomo, all crowd capacities are now capped at 50. Along with that, the following facilities will be closed throughout New York State until further notice: restaurants & bars (except for takeout and delivery), gyms, movie theaters, and casinos. However, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open.

It is absolutely critical that we heed the advice of medical professionals. Avoid crowds, wash your hands religiously, and most importantly, remain in your home if at all possible. I cannot be emphatic enough: the only way to maintain public health right now is by staying apart, this includes social distancing – even for children. While this may serve as a temporary inconvenience, understand that the decisions we are making can literally save lives.

For more information, please visit cdc.gov or call the New York State coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to speak to an actual medical expert.

Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of you and your loved ones. We care about you and will continue taking all necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of everyone in our Town.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Supervisor Judi Bosworth


3/13/20

Dear Neighbors,

In the interest of preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Town of North Hempstead is taking important precautionary steps. I have declared a state of emergency for the Town effective immediately, in conjunction with Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay. The state of emergency will allow North Hempstead to implement public safety measures, purchase essential items and services quickly, suspend parking regulations, and respond to emergency needs.

Additionally, the Town Board meetings originally scheduled for March 19 and April 2 are being cancelled. The public hearings and agenda resolutions that were intended to be held at those meetings will be moved to an upcoming meeting at a later date. The Town will hold a special meeting of the Town Board on Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. with a public hearing extending the building moratorium in the Waterfront Business District. The health and safety of everyone in our town is of paramount importance. We care deeply about our residents and want to make sure we are taking every precaution possible.

Please also be aware that Governor Cuomo has introduced new mass gatherings regulations requiring events with 500 or more individuals in attendance be cancelled or postponed. Any event, assembly, or place of business with less than 500 individuals in attendance will be required to cut capacity by 50 percent, with exceptions being made for schools, hospitals, public buildings, mass transit, grocery stores, and retail stores. These new regulations will go into effect today, Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. I would also like to urge you to thoroughly document all expenses your municipality incurs related to this emergency as you may qualify for certain reimbursements from the state and federal governments.

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge our incredible first responders and healthcare providers throughout the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County. They have proven to be steadfast and effective in the wake of the arrival of coronavirus here on Long Island, and I cannot thank them enough for their invaluable work.

As a reminder, it is important that we heed the advice of medical professionals and stay away from large groups or gatherings, remain at least six feet away those around you, and stay home when possible. Most importantly, if you are feeling ill remain in your home until you have contacted your doctor. If you or anyone you know has additional questions or concerns, please visit cdc.gov or call the New York State Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 where callers can speak to an actual medical expert.

3/3/20

Dear Neighbors,

As we have all been reading about the coronavirus, I just wanted to let you know that we are coordinating with the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring instances of actual and suspected infection caused by the coronavirus elsewhere. Although there are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Nassau County, out of an abundance of caution, and in the interest of prevention, we thought it was important to send this update.

As always, we encourage everyone to take common sense precautions such as thoroughly washing hands with soap and warm water or using hand sanitizers when water is not available.

To be proactive, we are posting educational signage prominently and installing hand sanitizer dispensers in Town facilities. Additionally, code enforcement staff and certain Town employees will be carrying travel-size hand sanitizer.

If you or anyone you know has additional questions or concerns, please visit cdc.gov or call the New York State Coronavirus hotline 1-888-364-3065 where callers can speak to an actual medical expert.

The health and welfare of everyone in our town is of paramount importance, and we will continue taking all necessary measures to minimize the spread of germs which is something we should always be mindful of.

Please visit the following link for a comprehensive FAQ from the CDC: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

We will continue to send updates as they become available.


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Archived Closures and Updates:

  • Town run fitness classes scheduled at Michael J. Tully Park will be closed through Sunday, March 15. 

  •  The NY Citizen Preparedness Training scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park has been postponed. 

  •  Williston Park Senior Program will be canceled on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

  •  Mineola Leisure Club, which meets at Mineola Village Hall, has canceled their program for Tuesday, March 10. 

  •  SHAI has canceled their scheduled programs through Friday, March 20.

  •  Herricks Senior Citizens has been canceled until Wednesday, March 25.

  • New Hyde Park AARP 1868 has been canceled through Friday, March 20. 

  • Port Washington Senior Center will be closed through Friday, March 20.

  • Port Washington Social Center senior programming will be closed for the next two weeks (until 3/23).
  • The Spring Fling events scheduled for Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27 have been postponed. There is no new scheduled date at this time.

  • The Northport VA Medical Mobile Unit appointments have been canceled until March 30.

  • The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, April 1 have been postponed.

  • Milan Senior Group that meets at CGM and every third week of the month at Tully on Fridays will be canceling their meetings until 4/3/20.

  •  New Hyde Park Senior Citizens that meets at Clinton G. Martin Park on Thursday is canceling their program until 4/2/20.

  • Joy Fu has canceled their scheduled programs through Monday, April 6. 

  •  The New Hyde Park Seniors, which meets on Thursdays, have canceled their programming for the next two weeks (until 3/26)

  • Herricks Leisure Club has been canceled until Thursday, March 26.

  • Mashadi Senior Program will be canceled through Monday, April 20. 

  • The St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus and Audiology Hearing Van dates have been canceled through April 23.

  • NYU Winthrop Hospital has canceled all community outreach programs through May 6.

  • Project Independence's Joint Advisory program scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 has been canceled.
     
  • Spring Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P) events scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at North Hempstead Beach Park have been postponed.

  • The Town's Building Department Spring Mobile Office Hours scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 23 have been canceled. 

  • The Town's sustainability classes scheduled for April have been canceled.

  • The Town's Sunday Residential Drop-Off at the North Hempstead Transfer Station is closed through at least May 10.

  • The 2020 Town's Spring Fest, Asian American Fest, and Memorial Day Commemoration have been postponed until 2021.

  • The Town's Women's Roll of Honor scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. 

  • The Town sponsored AARP Defensive Driving Classes scheduled for April 18, May 16 and June 13 have been canceled.