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A Message from Supervisor Bosworth: Coronavirus Update
A Message from Supervisor Bosworth: Coronavirus Update

Last Updated 5/14/20:

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

Closures and Updates: 

  • Parks facilities including: the "Yes We Can" Community Center, the Michael J. Tully Park Aquatic Activities Center, the Clinton G. Martin Park building and the Fuschillo Park building are closed. As of Monday, May 11 North Hempstead Town Parks will reopen for passive use. The Championship Golf Course at Harbor Links will be reopening on a limited basis on May 11 as well. Everyone is still being advised that they must follow precautionary measures to ensure the safety of both residents and Town employees.

  •  Visit www.mynhtv.com to see the latest virtual programming from North Hempstead TV's the Town's public access television station.

  • Project Independence's food shopping transportation program will be extending its hours to 7 a.m. to 2 p.m, 7 days a week. Riders will be picked up individually. Call 311 or 516-869-611, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make an appointment.

  • The Clerk's Office is currently taking appointments for the processing of marriage licenses for Town of North Hempstead residents only. This process is done in person and by appointment ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings. Couples should call 311 or 516-869-6311, or email feedback@northhempsteadny.gov to make an appointment

  • Tax Office has temporarily suspended in-person services to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Residents are asked to make tax payments through the online payment system or through mail. Additionally, there will be no local community tax collection sites this Spring. The tax payment deadline has been extended to June 1.

  • Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board unanimously approved various building permit extensions, policy modifications, and the waiver of certain permit fees, in an effort to assist residents during the current state of emergency. For more information click here.

  • Town facilities will remain closed to the public until Thursday, June 11. Essential services, such as 311, the Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government.

  •  The Town's Building Department will be closed until Thursday, June 11. The Building Department is open for transactions related to “Essential Business” and issuance of permits related to emergency repairs only. Pursuant to New York State Executive Order 202.6 only construction related to property or a business deemed an “Essential Business” may continue to move forward (medical facilities, pharmacies, etc) at this time. Any other business or construction activities being completed at a location that are not essential is subject to the Executive Order on mandatory workforce reduction. In light of the above, the Building Department will not be conducting business related to construction which does not meet the above criteria. Please be guided accordingly. We will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates on the Town of North Hempstead website once the executive orders have been lifted.

  • The What to Know Before Buying and Selling a Home programs scheduled for May 21 and May 28 at the Manhasset and Hillside Libraries have been canceled.

  • The Town's 311 Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Town run Senior Project Independence programs and exercise classes are canceled at least until the end of May.

  • Community Service programming is canceled at least through the end of May. 

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

  • Town bid openings and RFP proposal deadlines are being rescheduled and extended. Please check the Bid (www.northhempsteadny.gov/bids) and RFP (www.northhempsteadny.gov/RFPs) pages of the Town's website for the updated dates. Any questions should be sent to contracts@northhmepsteadny.gov.

  • 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. 

For more information, please visit:

Nassau County Department of Health COVID-19 Positive Tests Map: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4946/Coronavirus-COVID-19
New York State Coronavirus Updates: now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Board of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Nassau County Board of Health: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1652/Health-Department
New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

New York State Coronavirus Price Gouging Complaint Form: https://ag.ny.gov/price-gouging-complaint-form
Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs: pricegouging@nassaucountyny.gov or call 516-571-2600

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