A Message from Supervisor Bosworth: Coronavirus Update
Last Updated 5/29/20:
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.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth
TONH Positive Cases by Community (Source)
A listing of all TONH communities and the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported for the specific communities. There are also two columns following each date that shows the change from the prior reporting date in count and percentage.
Tracking NYS Metrics - LI Region (Source)
A report that includes a trend table tracking the 7 metrics required for the LI Region to enter phase 1 and future phases as part of the NY Forward initiative set forth by the Governor. This report also includes each date’s table as a comparative tool to view other regions.
Click here to see the updated reports.
Closures and Updates:
- The Town Building Department is reopening on May 28 as part of of Phase 1 from New York State. The Building Department will accept applications for minor work by US Mail or package delivery. Requests for the status of existing files and applications can be achieved through via email at Buildings@northhempsteadny.gov. Residents can also schedule an appointment via email for the submission of large Building Permit applications. There will be no walk-in service until further notice. Residents without email access can call 516-869-6311 for assistance. All other existing construction work comments or questions should be directed to the assigned inspector for that project.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-571-2600
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